Power management company Eaton has created a new eMobility business unit aimed at addressing demand for high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies. Formed by combining products, expertise and manufacturing capabilities from the company’s Electrical and Vehicle businesses, the new eMobility business will benefit from more than US$500m of investment over the next five years, and will be tasked with the development of new products and technologies, including smart diagnostics, power electronics and predictive health monitoring.
Eaton has previous experience in developing hybrid systems, and it’s high-voltage fast-acting fuses are found in nearly 50% of the world’s electrified cars. Eaton also supplies power electronics to a leading European BEV platform.
“Our understanding of the unique needs of vehicle customers, along with our experience in transmissions and power electronics in the hybrid space, gives us a distinct advantage versus other suppliers,” said Jeff Lowinger, president, eMobility. “Customers using Eaton hybrid systems have collectively accumulated an estimated two billion miles of clean, reliable service.”
The new business unit will be headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, and will have design centers and manufacturing locations in Asia, Europe and the Americas.