August 2, 2016 – Grand Ledge, Michigan. The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC) announced that AVL has joined its growing list of members working together to accelerate innovation and advocate for investment in new power electronics technologies.
AVL is the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL develops and improves all kinds of powertrain systems and is a competent partner to the engine and automotive industry. In addition, AVL develops and markets the simulation methods which are necessary for the development work. AVL also produces all instruments and systems required for engine and vehicle testing.
“We are currently demonstrating one of our technologies, a low voltage power supply to emulate 48 volt batteries, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,” said Elie Naim, Technical Specialist – Electrification at AVL. “We are very excited to collaborate with PEIC and its members to continue working with universities through demonstration and workforce development.”
“PEIC is pleased to welcome AVL as a new member,” said Keith Evans, President of PEIC. “We are excited about AVL’s interactions with US universities in the area of power electronics and believe that they will play a significant role in advancing and promoting the workforce development efforts of PEIC.”
PEIC membership is open to any industry-related organization that is interested in advancing the domestic ecosystem for power electronics. That includes not only companies involved in manufacturing or using power electronics components and subsystems, but also universities and government laboratories which teach and/or research power electronics. Power electronics are fundamental, basic building blocks for a myriad of applications including renewable energy (e.g., solar, wind, and hydroelectric power), energy efficiency (e.g. server farms and electric grid), and transportation (e.g., hybrid and electric cars, elevators, and trains). More information about PEIC membership opportunities can be found at peic-us.org.
About the Power Electronics Industry Collaborative
The Power Electronics Industry Collaborative (PEIC – pronounced peak) is a national, industry driven, membership-based consortium comprised of OEMs, suppliers, researchers, and other stakeholders working to advance the power electronics industry in the United States. PEIC’s vision is to position the United States as a global center of power electronics research, design and manufacturing. With a growing roster of prominent industry and associate member organizations, PEIC is governed by a board of directors from a cross section of the power electronics industry. For more information about PEIC, visit peic-us.org.