Markets - EV and Hybrid Vehicles
Market Places Special Demands on Equipment and Products
In the EV and hybrid vehicle markets one of the most important factors to consider is vehicle range. Many factors play into a vehicles range, but one of the most important is its weight, and lower density composite materials can play a great role in weight reduction.
For years, thermoset composites have been a go to material for replacing denser, heavier metal parts - and with good reason. Thermoset composites also offer a host of additional properties that make them attractive to the EV and hybrid vehicle market:
- High strength
- High impact strength
- Low density
- Significant part reduction
- Better corrosion resistance
- UV resistance
- Molded-in color
- Class A paintable
- Reduced tooling costs
- Less price volatility than metals
Designing and molding your next components from cost-effective thermoset composites such as Sheet Molding Compound (SMC), Bulk Molding Compound (BMC) and IDI’s new lines of high performance composites (Ultrium, Fortium, Flamevex and Alluralite) that are manufactured for the most demanding applications will save time and money. Some applications that have converted to thermoset materials include:
- Battery covers
- Inductive charging plates
- Lift gates
- Engine protectors
Besides meeting the critical physical properties unique to the EV & hybrid markets, Thermoset composites meet aesthetic standards and can maintain an attractive appearance over time and under harsh engine and road conditions, outdoor environments, drastic temperatures and harmful cleaning supplies.
Download the EV & Hybrid Vehicle Brochure (pdf) here.