Automotive

For decades, KEMET has enabled safer, more efficient, and smarter vehicles. We offer a wide range of products for the automotive industry.

Overview

Overview

KEMET provides automotive grade components that are designed with safer failure mechanisms and qualified to industry standards, such as AEC-Q200 and VW AUDI 80808. Our parts have been proven on the road and in the lab. We have an extensive track record of reliability. Our automotive grade products are verified to work under harsh temperatures ranging from -50ºC to 125ºC, and are certified for automotive applications, such as powertrain, on-board electronics, and charging systems. 

Powertrain

Powertrain

A vehicle's powertrain is comprised of all components involved in generating traction, including the transmission and power plant. The specific technical challenges of automotive powertrains require components such as aluminum electrolytic that excel in: 

  • Elevated temperature performance
  • Extended reliability and lifetime
  • Vibration resistant
  • Low loss
  • Low parasitics
Vehicle’s Powertrain

On-Board Electronics

On-Board Electronics

On-Board Electronics

Today, cars are highly advanced computers on wheels. From the instrument cluster to navigation, advanced diagnostics, and even entertainment, the most basic modern car is essentially a network of high powered processing units working together. KEMET products have powered instrument clusters and infotainment modules for decades, providing comfort and safety for drivers and passengers all around the globe.

The on-board electronics systems demand components that can serve the needs of dense, power-hungry systems such as ADAS, autonomous driving capabilities, and can support chassis and safety applications. These advantages include:

  • Reduced solution sizes
  • Reduced electrical losses
  • Noise suppression capabilities
Charging Systems

Charging Systems

Electric vehicles are pushing the boundaries of what is possible in automobiles, and KEMET is enabling innovation across the industry. Electric vehicles have introduced many new technical challenges, while still offering new, exciting opportunities. From innovation enabling wireless charging’s current generation to the rapidly changing and growing wireless charging possibilities, KEMET products are helping vehicle manufacturers realize those opportunities. Many of these technologies are enabled by our aluminum electrolytic capacitor offerings.

KEMET products help to enable electric vehicle systems by:

  • Minimizing losses
  • Mitigating radiated and conducted emissions
  • Enabling effective power transfer
  • Increasing ripple performance
Charging Systems

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