Vehicle electrification is not the wave of the future – it’s the wave of the present! With approximately 2 million electric vehicles in use globally today and estimates of up to 20 million on the road by 2020, the manufacture of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles (EVs and HEVs) is top of mind for automotive OEMs and their suppliers.
There are many parts and processes to consider when designing and producing EVs – everything from battery joining and wire harnesses to motor construction and car body design. Materials, joining techniques, and inspection methods are constantly under re-evaluation as technology advances expand the possibilities of EV production. In the meantime, car makers are challenged to keep up with the changes to stay competitive.
If you’re an automaker or supplier, you surely face both the opportunities and stresses of an expanding market in EVs and HEVs. What do you need to move forward in this fast-paced environment?
EWI has been active for several years in developing technology to help the auto industry improve reliability and quality in vehicle electrification. Recent innovations in battery tab welding, dissimilar materials joining, and wire harness connectivity offer new solutions to specific EV challenges. With deep expertise in joining technology, structural integrity, and nondestructive inspection, plus 30+ years of experience in the auto industry, EWI is poised to address the ever-broadening array of issues in vehicle electrification to the benefit of manufacturers.
To identify the most pressing challenges in this arena, EWI is conducting a topical survey of OEMs and suppliers. What do you see as the most concerning issues today for vehicle electrification? What specific problems do you face at your company, and what information or services do you need to solve them?
To complete our brief survey, click here now. EWI invites all auto OEMs and suppliers to participate.
If you would like to speak to an EWI associate today about our initiatives in vehicle electrification, call Doug Myers at 614.688.5177.