Land Rover and Wolfspeed announced a strategic partnership to supply Silicon Carbide (SiC) semiconductors for next generation EVs, specifically for powertrain efficiency and extended driving range. Jaguar Land Rover intends to become carbon net zero across its supply chain, products, services, and operations by 2039.
Wolfspeed’s SiC technology will be used in the vehicles’ inverter, managing the transfer of power from the battery to the electric motors, with Range Rovers seeing the technology in 2024, and the all-electric Jaguar brand the following year.
The partnership agreement sees Jaguar Land Rover participate in the Wolfspeed Assurance of Supply Program, enabling greater visibility and control over Jaguar’s future supply chain.
Wolfspeed powers electric propulsion systems across the entire voltage spectrum – from 400V to 800V. The SiC power device solutions will be produced at Wolfspeed’s Mohawk Valley Fab in Marcy, New York, the world’s largest 200mm Silicon Carbide fabrication facility.