Delphi Technologies has introduced its global power electronics program to the aftermarket. Alex Ashmore, President and Global Manager of BorgWarner Aftermarket – which acquired Delphi last year – tells us more.
Delphi Technologies is bringing its emerging technologies to the aftermarket with its global power electronics program for electrified vehicles. Delphi’s product portfolio has benefitted from the strategic business investments the company has made, which have globally expanded its electrification capabilities, allowing aftermarket customers access to OE quality replacement parts.
The company’s solution also provides charging equipment, in-depth, expert-led training, advanced technical support, and traditional replacement parts to further help the aftermarket service and repair this rapidly evolving electrified market.
The move towards sustainability is not only being driven by government initiatives around the world implementing 100% sales of zero-emission vehicles. We now have proof that consumers also want greener mobility, because even during a pandemic, global battery electric and plug-in hybrid vehicle sales increased last year by 43%. All those vehicles use power electronics to move and the aftermarket will need access to these components in order to move forward with the industry.
An electrified aftermarket
Delphi’s innovative forethought to invest in power electronics helped our customers meet increasing emission and fuel economy regulations, as well as create consumer acceptance for electrified vehicles. The company’s suite of differentiated OE solutions includes combined inverter and DC/DC converters (CIDD), traction power inverter modules (TPIM), and on-board chargers that deliver best-in-class performance in size, weight, and power density, as well as significant cost reductions. Already featured on multiple global vehicle manufacturers’ platforms, we will continue the race to electrification into the aftermarket by offering these same components for an OE quality repair.
A flexible and portable charging solution
As a company, we are trying to ease consumer range anxiety with an innovative, low-cost, all-in-one charging solution that can be used almost anywhere. Proven in serial production at multiple major OEMs, our Charge Mode 2 cable features an In- Cable Control and Protection Device (ICCPD) that enables customers to safely charge their EV using existing infrastructure, such as household socket outlets. Easily storable in an EV luggage compartment, this technology is perfect for short commutes, overnight charging, or an emergency charge.
More than just parts
In the anticipation of future electrification trends, Delphi Technologies is committed to supporting the technical training that installers around the world will need to undertake to safely service high voltage automotive technology.
The company’s full service solution offers comprehensive training on servicing plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV/HEVs), with plans to expand the program in order to meet future service needs. Our pioneering products provide high quality traditional replacement parts to support many powertrain repairs, such as brakes and sensors, and thermal, steering, and suspension parts, for a full service electric vehicle solution.
The race to electrification represents a significant aftermarket opportunity for those with the right parts, tools, and knowhow to service the next generation of vehicles. That’s why at Delphi Technologies, we’re not only excited about bringing BorgWarner’s pioneering OE technology to the aftermarket, but also providing the technical training and support needed to upskill the workforce on the emerging technologies of this new fleet of complex EVs.