Five Challenges Car Makers Have to Overcome When Making Parts for Electric Vehicles

February 25, 2021 3:10 PM EST
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Although electric cars represent the next frontier of vehicular travel, they were bound to disrupt the century-long automotive industry and the manufacturing practices that have now become procedure. Electric vehicles (“EVs”) are powered by a rechargeable battery, unlike conventional vehicles, which rely on internal combustion engines. But the differences between the two types of vehicles don’t stop there. EVs also require slightly modified vehicle parts such as tires, brakes and even acoustic insulation compared to ICE vehicles, and this poses a challenge for car makers who have been making parts a certain way for years — even decades in some instances.

More weight is one thing car makers have to account for. Battery-powered electric vehicles tend to be heavier than conventional vehicles because of their large battery packs. EVs require a significant amount of energy to run, and that energy is stored in large, flat battery packs. And since the packs are usually placed low in the vehicle, they give the car a lower center of gravity. Automakers&


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