Electric Vehicles

The demand for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (H&EV) is growing exponentially, with production generally doubling every year. It is estimated that by 2030, H&EVs on the road, will account for 15% or more of the cars in the world. As electronic and car battery technologies evolve and as the consumer demand for clean energy vehicles increase, experts consider even more H&EV on the global market [Global EV Outlook 2017]. Whatever the final figures turn out to be, all major car manufacturers have launched multiple H&EV models and have many more on the drawing boards.
The main challenge for H&EV automakers is to ensure that the electrical and electronic parts in these new-generation vehicles are efficient, reliable and safe. Silicones play an essential role in producing high-performance H&EVs since they are used in a wide range of solutions for the assembly, integrity, and protection of critical parts in these new vehicles. Elkem Silicones provides efficient cost-effective products that ensure thermal management and electrical integrity (adhesives, electrical insulation, fire resistance) as well as electronic performance (sealing, bonding, and potting of parts) that are key features required in H&EV.

How battery pack heat management enhance performances of H&EV?

In this presentation, we will succinctly summarize the main factors that come into play in limiting heat fluctuations in battery performance: why batteries are a critical technology for all types of electric and hybrid vehicles, the importance of battery temperature...

/ October 18, 2019
Modern lithium ion battery technology concept. Metal Li-Ion battery cells with electric vehicle battery pack on black background. 3d illustration.

Which challenges for H&EV Batteries Thermal Performance?

Electric Vehicles adoption factors almost all focus on the same thing: efficiency and safety of batteries, and the ability to charge it regularly, easily and quickly. This raises the central question to any Battery Designer: What can actually limit the efficiency of...

/ October 17, 2019
Ebook battery thermal management

EBOOK : BATTERY THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN HYBRID & ELECTRIC VEHICLES

The evolution of the H&EV industry The H&EV industry is growing exponentially with production doubling every year. The main challenge for H&EV automakers is to ensure that the electrical and electronic parts in these new-generation vehicles are efficient, reliable and...

/ July 22, 2019

5 TRENDS DRIVING ELECTRIC VEHICLES

What are the next generation materials for alternative energies ? Elkem is committed to sustainability through our continuous efforts to maximize our positive impact on the environment and societies around us. That is why Elkem is always looking for new...

/ July 2, 2019