Hybrid structural-reinforcement technology expands options, gains applications, markets.
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.
In preparation for the Extreme E racing series, Spark vehicles use ampliTex and powerRibs technologies for more sustainable, efficient and safe off-roading.
Four-year Tuscana project aims to increase vehicle stiffness by 30% cut weight by 35 kilograms, refine crash safety via tailored composites for 2022 prototype fleet.
The autonomous low-speed electric vehicle (LS-EV) incorporates Teijin Ltd.’s resins and fabrics and Applied EV’s mobility vehicle platform technology.
Deliveries of composites-intensive EVs and expansion of global microfactory network set to ramp up, with first EVs due Q4 2021.
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.
BBG Gmbh & Co. KG has developed molds for producers of type IV CFRP tanks, integrating automation and sensors for faster, cheaper production of adjustable-length hydrogen storage cylinders.
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Researchers in Sweden find carbon fiber composites can be used for creating structural batteries that could help minimize mass in EVs and consumer electronics.
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.
European consortium to develop BEV structure with 45% weight reduction via a multimaterial, modular e-vehicle platform for more energy-efficient and sustainable vehicles.
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.
Consortium to develop three large-scale, real-case demonstrators using multi-material solutions based on thermoplastic carbon fiber compounds integrated with metals.
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.
During a virtual CES 2021 keynote, General Motors announced its BrightDrop electric delivery vehicle business and single-seater urban air mobility concept vehicle.
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The collaboration will focus on application of composites in battery housings and electric vehicles of all types.
Hydrogen storage systems to be supplied by Faurecia for a fleet of Renault’s light commercial vehicles range. Production begins end of 2021.
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.
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.
CSP and Teijin multi-material EV battery enclosure clips remove the need for multiple fasteners, spread the seal load more evenly, reduce assembly costs.
One-piece glass fiber-reinforced SMC structural shell reduces 20% weight and manufacturing complexity of the zero-emissions Blanc Robot platform.
Governments and automakers are sending clear signals that electric vehicles are the future. Lightweighting EVs with composites seems obvious, but Dale Brosius says there are more opportunities not to be missed.
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Evonik and partners’ glass fiber-reinforced epoxy SMC component reduces battery housing weight by ~10%, ensures suitability for all vehicle size and class.
U.K. Tucana project plans to replace steel and aluminum with composites for vehicle structures.
The carmaker plans to become carbon neutral in its global products and operations by 2040 and has committed to setting science-based targets to achieve carbon neutrality.
Investment includes approximately $4.5 million within three years, partly supported by public funding. Operations will be enhanced via a new production processes for fiber-based composites.
Kordsa’s supply of carbon fiber fabric offers additional electric vehicle lightweighting opportunities for TRB Lightweight Structures.
Purchase order for 6,320 C-Series delivery vehicles marks Workhorses’ largest individual order to date and expands its sales channel internationally into Canada.