Formula E, an electric-powered race car championship that began in 2014 and is currently known as “ABB FIA Formula E Championship” after ABB sponsorship in 2018, requires fully optimized power semiconductor modules, such as the latest generation of power converters.

This article, based on a presentation held at PCIM Europe Digital Days 2021 by Milad Maleki, project manager at Hitachi ABB Power Grids, focuses on the relevant role of high-density SiC power modules in Formula E, the most advanced and challenging competition for race electric vehicles (EVs). A detailed insight on the Hitachi ABB Power Grids RoadPak power module, successfully employed in Formula E, is provided…

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