Unlike automotive driveshafts, automotive output shafts cannot leverage shaft length as a factor when making the case for composites. Instead, other beneficial features have made a composite output shaft able to compete with metal shafts, especially in electric vehicles.
The deal is the latest win for CATL, which claims to be the world’s largest battery supplier.
Waiting out the coronavirus pandemic
Toyota continues to lead the way
WardsAuto’s annual list had plenty of variety
Yes, COVID-19 notwithstanding, there are still significant car launches happening this year
Rollout starts with 2021 BMW 5 Series, other brands and models to follow next year
Columnist Dale Brosius considers the potential and uncertain role of composites in aerospace, automotive and other markets in the coming decade.
Contributing Writer, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)
Deemed too costly for now, plan could be revived later.
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German racing series DTM says the shift away from carbon fibers will be more cost-efficient, improve lightweighting and reduce the organization’s ecological footprint.
Geofencing and rewards program support new model rollout
Stock soars past $1,000 per share
Drivers get access to restricted areas and special parking but risk fines if they turn off the EV mode
As the global auto industry hurtles toward its confrontation with US fuel economy and European Union (EU) emissions standards in 2017, the pressure built to find more radical solutions to lightweighting.
Renault hints that new initiatives will be announced in coming weeks
Just 36,000 units were built during the engine’s 61-year run
Byton is on a fast path forward with its M-Byte electric SUV launching in China this year and North America and Europe next. Here are key aspects. And keen insights from Benoit Jacob, its head of Design
Chained tubular storage tanks using semi-finished thermoplastic composite products offer flat designs aimed at easy integration into universal vehicle architectures.
Production is on track to begin this summer in China
Tesla Model X fighter proved to be too costly of a risk
The joint development agreement (JDA) intends to bring to market the first composite materials for commercial aerostructures based on large-tow intermediate modulus (IM) carbon fiber.
New BYD SUV will be followed by several light commercial trucks
Factory relaunch schedules stretch out amid uncertainties
Supplier touts lightweighting and other benefits
The company will produce glass fiber-based cover plates to be used on battery enclosures for a future BMW plug-in hybrid vehicle model.
Deploying blockchain throughout the automotive supply chain process promises to improve parts and transaction tracking, transparency and adherence to standards.
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