Jaguar Land Rover agreement with Wolfspeed for silicon carbide chips

With Reimagine strategythe group Jaguar Land Rover It aims to gradually electrify its range of cars. As we know, for example, Jaguar will become an all-electric brand from 2025. To speed up production of new battery-powered models, car manufacturers need to ensure an adequate supply of components. For this, the English group signed Agreement with Wolfspeed to Silicon Carbide Semiconductor Supply Dedicated to next generation electric cars.

According to Jaguar Land Rover, Transformers of their electric cars The next generation will use silicon carbide technology to deliver significantly higher powertrain efficiency and better range. The first Range Rovers equipped with this technology will be available from 2024 and on Jaguar models from the following year.

The English Group and Wolfspeed have already collaborated some time ago but in the context of the Formula E Championship. This new collaboration is a new part of the British group’s program which aims to forge strategic partnerships for its future vehicles.

In this regard, we cannot fail to mention the agreement with NVIDIA, which focuses on advanced, software-defined automated driving systems for next-generation vehicles, starting in 2025.

The Jaguar Land Rover Group’s custom silicon carbide wafers will be manufactured at the Wolfspeed Mohawk Valley plant in Marcy, New York, which opened in April 2022 to be the largest 200mm silicon carbide wafer plant in the world. Thierry BolloreJaguar Land Rover CEO, commented:

Our relationship is one that is well established, having worked with the Jaguar TCS Racing team for the past five seasons. By turning this relationship into a strategic partnership as part of our Reimagine strategy, we can incorporate Wolfspeed’s advanced silicon carbide technology into our next-generation electric vehicles, offering our customers broad-based capabilities and performance.

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