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HiEFFICIENT - Highly Efficient and reliable electric drivetrains based on modular, intelligent and highly integrated wide band gap power electronics modules

36 months (2021 - 2024)
Principal investigator(s):
Project type:
UE-funded research - JTI - ECSEL
Funding body:
COMMISSIONE EUROPEA (Co-finanziamento Commissione Europea (35%) + Ministero (30%))
Project identification number:
101007281-2 - HiEFFICIENT
PoliTo role:


The project HiEFFICIENT will boost the design and development of the next generation’s highly efficient electrified vehicle systems, charging infrastructure and test-systems through efficient, highly integrated and modularized power electronics, securing Europe's top position in industry and research along the value chain of vehicle-, semiconductor- and test-system- design and manufacturing. HiEFFICIENT aims at the integration of wide-bandgap power electronics. This will be investigated on component (e.g., System on Chip, System In Package), subsystem (e.g. embedding of power electronics components in PCBs) and system level (e.g. traction inverter with on-board-charger) to achieve a significant volume reduction of up to 40% compared to the current state of the art, using wide-bandgap semiconductors.

People involved



  • AVL List GmbH - Coordinator


ERC sectors

SH2_8 - Energy, transportation and mobility

Sustainable Development Goals

Obiettivo 8. Incentivare una crescita economica duratura, inclusiva e sostenibile, un’occupazione piena e produttiva ed un lavoro dignitoso per tutti|Obiettivo 17. Rafforzare i mezzi di attuazione e rinnovare il partenariato mondiale per lo sviluppo sostenibile


Total cost: € 41,918,393.75
Total contribution: € 11,936,415.58
PoliTo total cost: € 343,800.00
PoliTo contribution: € 112,140.00