PEIC Comments Reflected In Final DOE Vehicle Technologies Program FOA

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PEIC recently submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program Draft FOA to expand the co-funding support to improve key DC bus capacitor components and related systems. PEIC believes additional investment is needed to accelerate achievement of the objectives appropriately outlined by DOE, particularly optimization of the capacitor with the inverter system to maximize the system-level improvements, and developing and demonstrating the manufacturing process for the needed revolutionary capacitor designs.

As a result of PEIC’s comments, the final FOA was updated to include Area of Interest 12 (AOI12) to provide funding for project proposals that will perform research and develop next generation WBG power inverters to meet demanding electric vehicle performance requirements and targets while achieving significant cost reductions.