Wed, 09 September, 2020
Today marks the inaugural ‘World EV Day,’ a celebration of e-Mobility with the aim to promote and push the transition towards sustainable transport with consumer, business and policy outcomes.
EV is an acronym for ‘Electric Vehicle’ and means those that are either partly or fully powered by electric. While there has been some progress in bringing EV to the aerospace industry, the primary focus for EV at the moment involves the automotive industry.
Electric vehicle development is increasing in pace with many ground-breaking changes happening simultaneously, involving a variety of factors, from battery production to light-weighting and safety issues.
Of course, one of the key drivers to the move towards EV is the environmental impact, especially given pledges by governments around the world to try to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 as part of the 2016 Paris Agreement.
TWI has been working alongside many important names in industry to help deliver the electrification of transport. Our work has included addressing challenges related to materials, joining procedures and manufacturing processes, including the investigation battery welding solutions for some of the biggest names in the automotive industry. This work, which included battery design and tooling, tray production, sensors attachments, and more.
As our involvement in electrification continues to increase, TWI is working to create a £2 million centre of excellence to consolidate our various electrification activities to deliver rapid, reliable and economically viable manufacturing methods. TWI has also been invited to join a new EU project to research and develop improvements to e-Mobility technology for the European electric and hybrid-electric passenger vehicle market.
Our independent expertise allows us to provide electrification solutions to our Industrial Members, supporting industry in the push towards electrification and you can find out more about our work in this area here, or contact us below for more details.