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SiC TECHNOLOGY FOR FORMULA ESMALLER STRONGER FASTER
The premier racing class for electric vehicles, Formula E was established in 2014 by FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile), which sponsors the Formula 1 (F1) World Championship along with the World Rally Championship (WRC). As a test site for the research and development of electric vehicles, our goal is to increase interest in electric cars.
The all-electric drive system of Formula E results in minimal drive noise and zero exhaust. This allows all races to be held in metropolitan and urban areas on city streets.
As an official technology partner of VENTURI Formula E Team, ROHM has been supplying SiC power devices since Season 3.
The biggest difference between battery-driven Formula E and other motor sports is power management. And how to most efficiently manage the available (electric) power is often the key to victory.
Perhaps the most important factor in determining whether the electricity is used without waste is the performance of the inverter which controls the electricity from the battery and sends it to the motor.
This is where ROHM is taking up the challenge.
What I really like about Formula E is that besides the competition on the track there is also a competition to develop the most efficient technologies.
In ROHM we found the perfect technology partner, a leading company for SiC Power Semiconductor Solutions.
As an official technology partner of VENTURI Formula E team, ROHM provides SiC power devices that improve power efficiency in Formula E's state-of-the-art electric racing vehicles.
VENTURI Formula E Team, a founding member of Formula E, was established by VENTURI Automobiles - a pioneering manufacturer of sports cars based in Monaco. The company’s Buckeye Bullet (VBB) series of experimental electric cars holds multiple land speed records. In 2016 VBB3 achieved a new world record of 549km/hr for electric vehicles.