When it comes to energy efficiency, electric cars are the way to go compared to their gas guzzling counterpats. But what if their efficiency could be improved even further? Coupled with ever evolving battery technology this could lead to significantly greater electric car range in general.
This is the prize that Google, along with several other investment companies, seems to have its eye on as they recently made a $20 million investment in Transphorm and its technology that would boost electric car efficiency.
This upcoming EV tech would increase efficiency by improving the process by which the incoming plug-in current is converted from AC to DC and then again when it’s converted back to AC to power the vehicle.
Electric cars aren’t number one on the list for applications of the Transphorm technology, however. It’s going to start with other markets like industrial motors, solar panel inverters, and data centers – which Google no doubt has an appreciation for.