Eaton said today it has chosen global technology company KPIT to support the development of electrified mobility technologies for its eMobility business unit. No terms were disclosed. The eMobility business wants to capitalize on a global vehicle electrification market optimistically projected to grow to 15 million pure battery-electric vehicles by 2030.
In March 2018, Eaton announced the formation of its eMobility business unit for electrified vehicles. The eMobility business works in three primary areas for both automotive and commercial vehicle customers: intelligent power electronics, power systems, and advanced power distribution and circuit protection.
Eaton’s collaboration with KPIT initially will be on developing and deploying technologies, software and platforms for several components, including inverters, on-board chargers, DC-DC converters and power distribution modules.
“The strategic alliance with Eaton resonates with KPIT’s vision of reimagining mobility with its customers, partners and people. We value our relationship with Eaton as strategic and count them as one of our top customers,”
“With our complementary strengths in the automotive domain and electrification technologies, we are geared to address some of the most complex challenges involved in the development of electric vehicles,” said Kishor Patil, CEO, KPIT.
Eaton has more than 15 years of expertise in developing hybrid systems, with hybrid-electric and plug-in hybrid systems on the road in the U.S., Europe, China and other Asia-Pacific markets.
KPIT has expertise in embedded software, accelerators and stacks, such as AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture (AUTOSAR) and V2G, which enable faster implementation of technologies. Headquartered in India, KPIT also has a global footprint with centers of excellence in the U.S., Europe, India and Asia-Pacific.
Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion, 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.