Electric powertrains provide new challenges for insulation materials

This thought piece examines insulation materials, discussing why there is renewed interest in insulators and the challenges this brings in terms of higher voltages, silicon carbide power electronics, temperature and thermal conductivity.

The electric insulation industry must strive to supply the electric transportation industry with the reliability and technical capabilities that are needed for the competitive automotive market.

Author: Dr David Simkin, Principal Engineer (Power Electronics and Electric Machines), WMG at the University of Warwick.

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