How Plastics Can Fuel the Demand for Electric Vehicles
The Future Is Electric
Consumer demand for electric vehicles has seen significant mainstream growth since the inception of the first hybrid vehicle. With the new legislation, regulations, and incentive programs rolling out in numerous countries, the expansion of the electric vehicle market continues to spark polymer innovation.
Demand for affordable electric vehicles increases tenfold due to shifts in consumer lifestyles and environmental regulations. Automakers from GM, Ford, Toyota, and Honda are reacting to these consumer trends with bold commitments to expand and grow their electric portfolio. Some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), like Volvo, are going even further by committing to become fully electric car companies by 2030.
Plastics are inherently lightweight materials and are used to reduce the weight of older-used materials like metal and steel in modern automobiles. Thus, allowing hybrid, electric, and even combustion engine vehicles to go farther with less energy to accelerate and stay in motion. With a reduction of vehicle weight, the OEM can improve fuel economy in combustible vehicles. Think of what OEMs can do for electric cars.
With various factors to consider, the application selector guide below makes it easier to find the most appropriate product for your Electric Vehicle application. Whether your application resides in the vehicle's interior or under the hood, find the best-suited grade for your product method.
Compatible EV Polymers
At Chempoint, we offer various EV solutions depending on your polymer system and application.
EVs are sleek and lightweight as traditional steel materials are replaced with thermoplastic polyolefin and other polymer-based materials, and glass in headlamps has been replaced by polycarbonate. EV interiors are more ergonomic and quieter with polymers in the external and interior parts.
EV Polymer Solutions
Whether your applications are charging components, headlights, or the vehicle's interior, our suppliers have specialty polymer solutions that assist in the longevity of the product.
Momentive performance material silicone elastomers empower electric vehicles to go the distance with durability, reliability, and longevity.
The SI Group portfolio of polymer additives and modifiers provides long-lasting performance benefits for various electric vehicle components.
Chemours Viton™ fluoroelastomers FKM offer superior performance for high-voltage electric vehicle systems and power cables.
The Dow Chemical Company portfolio of PARALOID™ impact modifiers and processing aids improves polymer strength even at lower temperatures.
Polymers are experiencing significant growth demand due to the increased production of EVs. With rising fuel prices, stringent environmental regulations, and increased urbanization, the need for electric vehicles has, in turn, driven the application of polymers in the manufacturing process. Polymers have similar properties to traditional automotive parts, such as impact resistance, dielectric insulation, and flame retardancy. Growth for these polymers will continue to evolve in the EV market.