Infineon is a partner of the ID.3 Tour across Germany, a marathon drive in Volkswagen’s new electric model. The tour started this September in Oberstdorf and is scheduled to end in early December on the island Sylt.
On the way in ID.3 Tour, it will stop at all German fast-charging points with a charging capacity of more than 60 kilowatts. The Infineon sites in Warstein and Dresden are also part of the route. In the car are Mannheim’s long distance record holder Rainer Zietlow and his co-driver Dominic Brüner.
“Demand for electro-mobility is rapidly gaining momentum in Germany,” said Stephan Zizala, Vice President and General Manager Automotive High Power at Infineon, who is responsible for the business with power semiconductors for electric cars. “As a partner of the tour across the automotive stronghold Germany, we want to show how important leading technologies are for electro-mobility to be successful. Electric driving is already very attractive today, and Infineon is helping to increase range and further reduce charging times.”
In charging stations, the electricity from the grid is converted for storage in the battery. Here, particularly efficient semiconductors ensure that as much as possible of the energy from the grid reaches the car, making it available to the driver. In addition, new generations of semiconductors enable significantly faster charging than before.
Volkswagen’s ID.3 also runs with Infineon on board. It contains more than 50 semiconductors from Infineon, including power semiconductors, microcontrollers and driver components.