Dongfeng Motor has developed a new generation of silicon carbide (SiC) power modules and will begin mass production for its electric vehicles scheduled for delivery in 2023, according to a Monday announcement. The move makes Dongfeng the latest Chinese automaker to adopt an in-house strategy for essential supply components. The company expects the SiC-equipped modules to allow a rapid charge for its EVs to 80% in 10 minutes at an 800-volt charging station and is aiming for an annual production capacity of 1.2 million units by 2025. Rival BYD has been developing automotive chips since 2004, while EV startup Li Auto’s facility for making power semiconductor devices is set to begin operations in 2024. [Dongfeng announcement, in Chinese]