Hitachi Cable Develops Compact Connectors for Use in Power Harnesses for HEVs and EVs
Applying a proprietary design, Hitachi Cable, Ltd. announced the development of what it says is the world’s smallest compact connectors for use in power harnesses for hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles.
According to the company, recent years have seen strong demand to reduce the environmental impact associated with motor vehicles. Various countries around the word have sought to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to help fight global warming, strengthening fuel consumption requirements and emissions restrictions as part of this effort. Expectations are growing for next-generation electric vehicles that use electric motors in their drive trains, including standard hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) that use both engines and electric motors, plug-in HEVs charged from commercial ac power supply, and electric vehicles that run on electric energy alone.