Meeting the weight challenge for electric vehicles
Download the e-guide and explore next generation structural lightweighting opportunities
The Automotive industry increasingly needs new solutions to make electric vehicles lighter to increase power and range. The most effective way of reducing vehicle weight is to replace metal with high-performance polymers, a well-established practice with a proven track record. However, in the past, there were limits as to how far metal replacement with thermoplastic solutions for structural parts could go.
In this e-guide, you will learn how Solvay can uniquely combine its Specialty Polymers and Composite Materials through overmolding to deliver solutions that can take lightweighting to the next level. The result is the generation of high thermal resistance materials that also offer superior chemical and impact resistance making them ideal for use in demanding functions and challenging applications.
Discover the potential of next generation structural lightweighting through a detailed example of metal replacement for a Gearbox Housing in an Electric Drive Unit that not only reduces weight but also
- Absorbs noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
- Promotes functional and connectivity integration
- Increases design freedom and productivity
It’s time to start thinking outside the metal box!