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Circular Electric Vehicle Chargers

This Bi-Directional EV Charger is Silicon-Carbide-Based

— February 8, 2022 — Autos
Emporia Energy partnered with BREK Electronics, a power electronics company, to develop a bi-directional EV charger. The charger revolutionizes the industry with its innovative silicon-carbide-based inverter platform. The platform combines BREK and Emporia's technologies to create a charger that transfers power from the grid and home to the vehicle and vice versa. Users can thus power their homes through their electric vehicles due to the charger's bi-directional capabilities.

This bi-directional EV charger is the first of its kind available in North America. Emporia and BREK predict the product will hit the market in 2023. BREK developed the power electronics core and hardware, while Emporia developed the connector strategy and smart home integration system. Together, the energy companies provide an accessible and affordable product founded in innovative technology.

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Trend Themes
1. Bi-directional EV Chargers - There is an opportunity to disrupt the EV charging industry by creating more bi-directional chargers that allow users to power their homes through their electric vehicles.
2. Silicon-carbide-inverter Platforms - Companies can disrupt the power electronics industry by exploring innovative platforms like silicon-carbide-based inverters to create more efficient, cost-effective, and eco-friendly products.
3. Smart Home Integration Systems - The development of more smart home integration systems like Emporia's provides opportunities for companies to enhance the user experience and create more accessible and seamless solutions for customers.
Industry Implications
1. EV Charging - The EV charging industry can benefit from disruptive innovation opportunities by exploring bi-directional chargers and new technological platforms like silicon-carbide-based inverters.
2. Power Electronics - Opportunities exist to disrupt the power electronics industry by exploring new technological platforms and hardware like those used in Emporia and BREK's bi-directional EV charger.
3. Smart Home Technology - Companies can create more accessible and seamless smart home technology solutions by exploring innovative integration systems like Emporia's bi-directional EV charger.
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