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5 May 2020

Composite materials have contributed for more than 50 years to vehicle development, making many things possible in terms of design, durability, performance and lightweighting. To support the fast-evolving mobility, composite materials now provide the industry with new benefits and applications such as lightweight, design freedom, aesthetics and flexibility, resistance, strength and stiffness, function integration, hybridization, fuel storage, connectivity integration and battery housing.

The development of new fuels and energies is also a new application sector for composites, since these materials offer key benefits, particularly for the battery pack housing and their integration in EVs and PHEVs, and also for the production of onboard storage tanks for hydrogen-powered vehicles. 

Composites offer a broad range of applications for the different technologies along with the added value of high tech simulation, optimization and production techniques. 

Here are few of the latest developments in this field.