EV startup Faraday Future (FF) has applied for more than 100 patents over the last year. This week it announced that its first one has been granted, for a new assembly process called â€œFF Echelon Inverter.â€
The inverter is designed to be small and simple. FF claims it achieves 20-30% greater power density than competitorsâ€™ inverters.
â€œCondensing the number of transistors and other complex components enhances the inverterâ€™s overall stability and dependability allowing us to accomplish far more, with fewer materials,â€ said Senior Director of Electric Drive Silva Hiti.
Electrek observed that FFâ€™s inverter invites comparison to Teslaâ€™s Model S inverter, which has a peak power capability of 320 kW, and reportedly uses an off-the-shelf insulated-gate bipolar transistor.
â€œTesla used 20 years old power module packaging technology to build the fastest electric luxury car on earth,â€ said power electronics market analyst Alex Avron.