Eaton has created a new eMobility business aimed at addressing increasing demand for high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies, the company announced. According to Eaton, the eMobility business will focus on intelligent power electronics, power systems, and advanced power distribution and circuit protection.
eMobility was formed by combining products, expertise and manufacturing capabilities from Eaton’s electrical and vehicle businesses. According to Eaton, eMobility focuses on three primary areas for both automotive and commercial vehicle customers: intelligent power electronics, power systems, and advanced power distribution and circuit protection. The power distribution and protection category includes fuses, supercapacitors and power distribution units (PDUs), while converters and on-board chargers fall under the power electronics umbrella. Power systems include electric vehicle (EV) transmissions for a variety of medium- and heavy-duty applications, as well as a 48-volt regenerative accessory drive system for heavy-duty trucks.
eMobility is a global business headquartered in Southfield, Mich., with design centers and manufacturing locations in Asia, Europe and the Americas, and today employs approximately 1,200 employees. Eaton says it plans to invest more than $500 million over the next five years to develop new products and technologies, including smart diagnostic technologies, intelligent power electronics and predictive health monitoring.
“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 of the eMobility business. “Customers using Eaton hybrid systems have collectively accumulated an estimated 2 billion miles of clean, reliable service.”