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Electric vehicle promotes the development of plastics industry

Estimates of future electric vehicle production based on geographical location can also reflect this change. In North America, it is estimated that nearly 20% of vehicles will be powered or hybrid by 2025, Hayes said.

In Europe, the ratio is expected to be 11%.

He said China's growth curve for electric vehicles and hybrid cars would be the biggest gain, thanks to the government's aggressive electric-car rules. "In 2017, China produced about 500,000 electric or hybrid cars," said Hayes, "What's really interesting is that by 2020 this figure will reach 2 million vehicles, which is the Chinese government's goal."

By 2025, IHS Marrkit is expected to have more than 4.5 million electric and hybrid vehicles in China.

"Everyone here knows the importance of batteries," Hayes said of the composite materials used in electric cars. In 2014, CSP cooperated with Qingdao Granville Rail Co., Ltd. to form a joint venture to produce composite components for Chinese automobiles, heavy truck and passenger cars, as well as construction and agricultural markets.

The joint venture, which accounts for 50% per cent of the two sides, has brought confidence to suppliers in the electric car market. "Currently in China, 80% of our opportunities are related to EV batteries," said Hayes, "which is a truly growing market for us."

"He said that CSP uses vinyl ester (a thermosetting plastic) that has several advantages over metals, such as lower tooling costs, overall planning investment, design flexibility, and lightweight and safety improvements. "Many people are starting to predict that the life of an electric vehicle (eventually an automated electric vehicle) could be as high as 500,000 miles ... Corrosion resistance will be the greatest advantage for us in composite materials.


Interior Opportunities

For the interiors of electric vehicles, both functional and design, plastics will play a more important role, OEM manufacturers are also constantly seeking to mix materials to reduce car weight, improve performance.  "I don't think people know exactly what the car interiors will be like in the future, but from an electronic automotive perspective, it will be a development direction to make the interior surface seamless," said Ross, vice president of advanced development and materials engineering at the International Auto Parts Group.

Rienz thinks so.

Rienz is one of three guests who participated in the vehicle interiors discussion at a car conference January 16.  "All the things we're trying to do now, including ... Light weight, low cost, safety ... I think all these things are necessary, "she added. "Just, what are the mandatory requirements of the Government, which are consumers like?" This is what we don't know.

" From the material point of view, the United States Celanese Engineering materials Global Automotive OEM customer director Jeff. Helms says the reconfiguration of the electric or automated electric-shared vehicle interiors can provide a "lot of opportunities," while  "comfort, convenience, security and cost are timeless topics."

" Robert Faurecia, vice president of North America Engineering.

Kenny commented on the life cycle of electric cars as emerging technologies. "We need to make sure that we are able to make modifications in the life of the vehicle and that it is best to renovate it technically and aesthetically," he said. This will be a new challenge and it is best not to rely on a material supplier or OEM to deliver the solution.

" Helms that for electric cars, in particular, reducing the weight means lower costs and greater transformation possibilities.

Recently, he has seen a great deal of enthusiasm for reducing seat weight and giving up crossover beams in the redesign and reconfiguration of electric and autonomous electric vehicles. Rienz added that the surprise she was looking for was: "How much of the material we know today can be molded."

" "I think the components inside the car must be interchangeable," she said, "and I think we're going to see more strength in the combination of compression and injection to get lighter materials through different types of combinations."

" One of the biggest challenges facing automakers and suppliers today, says Kenny, is how the rapid development of technology keeps capital investment in line with future demand. He said: "We must find a way to bridge our current position and the direction of our future." Technology is not only important in the future, but will come to us more quickly, and the degree of change will be far more than expected. "

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