Lightweighting Opportunities in Electric Powertrain

Lightweighting Opportunities in Electric Powertrain

Publication Date: 23-Nov-2020

Technology-driven trends are on the verge of disrupting the automotive industry. The shift towards the electrification of the powertrain is rapidly expanding and is further fueled by demand-side sustainability awareness. Electrification of the powertrain increases the vehicle's curb weight significantly, a development that needs to be actively countered by the use of lightweighting techniques.

With the electrification of the powertrain, the vehicle weight has witnessed an upward trajectory, with electric vehicles weighing at least 200kgs more than comparable IC vehicles. Such weight increase adversely affects vehicles’ dynamic performance and range, the latter being a primary concern for electric vehicle buyers. Active deployment of lightweighting technologies will not only help automakers develop competitive electric vehicles but also play a crucial role in widespread electric vehicle adoption.

About this report

This report aims to take an in-depth look at the Lightweighting opportunities in the electric powertrain. Considering the rapid pace of development in the electric powertrain architecture and its impact on the weight of the electrified vehicle, the report focuses on the overview of the currently available technologies and what is on the horizon. A brief discussion about the market dynamics and prevailing strategies of the leading global players can also be found in the report.

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