The rise of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is unstoppable, and EVs have become a key part of the mainstream automotive market. In countries like Norway or China, it is forecasted that by 2020, EV’s will have a significant, double digit share in global vehicle production.
For various, and obvious, reasons, e-mobility will gain major relevance in the upcoming years. Growing concerns about the environment are leading governments to encourage innovation and ownership of EVs emission rules for conventional internal combustion engines. With rapid urbanization posing new challenges to keep metropolitan areas livable, zero-emission and low-noise vehicles might be the only way to enter sustainable cities in the near future.
Developing and producing EVs on a large scale is complex, as an EV is not just another vehicle.
The challenge is to develop an attractive, cost efficient package. Electrifying existing platforms or designing clean-sheet pure electric platforms means both a profound system change. With many new parts and technologies to integrate, no single automotive manufacturer can do it alone with the pace the market requires. With automotive supply chains already among the most complex in the world and facing multiple disruptions, adding a new technology domain like e-mobility involves a significant transformation.
E-mobility accelerating towards maturity
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