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Technology Lightning Talk - Advanced Composites for Battery Enclosures and AV/EV Systems

Dan Dowdall  (Business Development Manager, INEOS Composites)

Location: Virtual

Date: Tuesday, November 10

Time: 4:00pm - 4:15pm

Pass Type: Virtual Conference Pass (Paid), Virtual Conference Pass + EU (Paid)

Track: Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Components

Format: Technology Lightning Talk

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The automotive industry has used composite materials on exterior and semi-structural applications for over half a century, for their benefits in mass-reduction, cost-reduction, corrosion-resistance, and styling flexibility. But the rapid growth of electric, hybrid, and autonomous vehicles has created new challenges for the material's properties, durability, and value. This presentation will summarize the past and present use of composites for EV/AV applications (battery covers, exterior panels, body structures, stowage systems), highlight composites' advantages and limitations, and review new material technologies developed specifically for EV battery enclosure systems.

Takeaway

Key takeaways: A basic understanding of
1 - where and why composite materials have been used on past electric and hybrid vehicles.
2 - benefits and limitations of using composite materials for EV/HEV/AV applications.
3 - new technologies to address the unique performance requirements of battery enclosures.

Intended Audience

Product planners, engineers, buyers, and managers from OEMs and battery-system suppliers.