Power Electronics: Inverter Development for the P2 HEV to Meet European OEM Requirements


Zilai ZHAO

Mr. Zilai Zhao is currently the Director of Global Product Management, responsible for Power Electronics and Motors, at Magna Electronics.

Mr. Zhao has a Bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University, an MSEE degree from the University of California – Los Angeles and an MBA degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.

Mr. Zhao has been working on vehicle electrification since late 90’s, first as controls engineer and later moving into various engineering and business leadership roles. The 2012 Ford Focus Electric uses inverter and electric motor designed and produced by Mr. Zhao’s team in Magna.