ELECTRICVEHICLES

Loop Energy supplies hydrogen fuel cell module to power Slovakian composite transit bus 

Loop Energy’s proprietary solutions will deliver power and enable a smaller fuel storage system without compromising the weight or range of the eight-meter transit bus.

Automotive

Jaguar Land Rover to develop hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle prototype

Based off the new Land Rover Defender, the FCEV concept will be a zero tailpipe emissions prototype, with testing scheduled for late 2021.

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Axiom Materials announces narrow slit tow prepregs for electric, CNG and hydrogen-powered vehicles

High-temperature carbon fiber tow prepregs are compatible with AFP and filament winding processes for the development of large structural parts such as lithium-ion battery containers or pressure vessels.

Automotive

DuPont to build new adhesives manufacturing facility

East China-based plant will support the growing demand for Betaforce TC and Betatech, Betaforce and Betamate adhesive technologies serving vehicle electrification and lightweighting applications.

Continental Structural Plastics named PACE pilot finalist for multi-material battery enclosure concept

Annual award recognizes innovative processes, products and systems that have reached a working pilot demonstration phase, but are still pending commercialization.

Automotive

Williams evolves composites-intensive EV platform

British engineering firm uses a composite battery case as a structural member of its rolling chassis for a range of electric vehicles.

Aerospace

Z-direction composite properties on an affordable, industrial scale

Boston Materials uses milled reclaimed carbon fibers to increase modulus, impact/delamination resistance and produce metals-like conductivity for EMI shielding, lightning strike protection, heat exchangers and more.

Carbon Fibers

Composites as auto-body reinforcements

Hybrid structural-reinforcement technology expands options, gains applications, markets.

Automotive

Episode 37: Ian Wilson, DASIS

Ian Wilson, CEO of Develop and Supply In-Sync (DASIS), talks about his history as a CNC specialist for Formula One and his introduction to composites manufacturing.

Design/Simulation

All-electric SUV motorsport vehicle incorporates Bcomp natural fiber bodywork 

In preparation for the Extreme E racing series, Spark vehicles use ampliTex and powerRibs technologies for more sustainable, efficient and safe off-roading.

Automotive

Jaguar Land Rover composites project to advance EV lightweighting, reduce emissions

Four-year Tucana project aims to increase vehicle stiffness by 30% cut weight by 35 kilograms, refine crash safety via tailored composites for 2022 prototype fleet.

Automotive

Teijin, Applied EV develop energy-efficient autonomous LS-EV for future mobility

The autonomous low-speed electric vehicle (LS-EV) incorporates Teijin Ltd.’s resins and fabrics and Applied EV’s mobility vehicle platform technology.

Automotive

Arrival EV producer becomes a Nasdaq-listed public company

Deliveries of composites-intensive EVs and expansion of global microfactory network set to ramp up, with first EVs due Q4 2021.

Energy Storage

Hexagon Purus reports significant customer, contract growth for 2020

Since its 2020 spin-off, the company has been awarded numerous contracts, indicating increased adoption of composite pressure vessels, fuel storage and electric drivetrain solutions.

Carbon Fibers

Composites for structural batteries

Researchers in Sweden find carbon fiber composites can be used for creating structural batteries that could help minimize mass in EVs and consumer electronics.

Automotive

KULR to bring high-performance battery solutions to EV motorsports

Carbon fiber company KULR becomes official thermal management and battery safety technical partner for Andretti Technologies to transfer technical knowledge from aerospace to the racetrack.

Automotive

ALMA project pursues the path to electromobility with advanced materials, processes

European consortium to develop BEV structure with 45% weight reduction via a multimaterial, modular e-vehicle platform for more energy-efficient and sustainable vehicles.

Automotive

German research team to develop a CNT-based surface heating system for EVs

Collaborative two-year project to study how to apply nanoheating technology to electric vehicle (EV) series production and complex vehicle parts to extend range capabilities.

Carbon Fibers

EU LEVIS project to develop lightweight components for electric vehicles

Consortium to develop three large-scale, real-case demonstrators using multi-material solutions based on thermoplastic carbon fiber compounds integrated with metals.

Automotive

Toyota awards Toyoda Gosei for composite hydrogen tank development

CFRP and GFRP tank makes an appearance on the 2021 Toyota Mirai, with a minimized pressure-resistant layer for 10% increased storage and a cruise range extension.

Automotive

AMAC, Pontis Engineering cooperate on e-mobility

The collaboration will focus on application of composites in battery housings and electric vehicles of all types.

Automotive

Groupe Renault and Faurecia to collaborate on hydrogen storage systems

Hydrogen storage systems to be supplied by Faurecia for a fleet of Renault’s light commercial vehicles range. Production begins end of 2021.

Automotive

New Magna facility to build battery enclosures with composite configuration option

The new 345,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in St. Clair, Michigan, is to build battery enclosures for the 2022 GMC Hummer EV, with multiple assembly options for customers.

Automotive

DuPont, Nissan e.dams Formula E team partner for advanced automotive electrification

Technical partnership will act as a testbed to explore and accelerate new technologies for safer, more advanced electric vehicles in motorsport, and for future commercial applications.

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