Special report: The car of the future, powered by plastics

September 25, 2018

Electric vehicles will account for more than half of global light-duty vehicle sales by 2040, according to market watcher Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This trend toward electrification, not to mention the other key megatrend of autonomous vehicles, will have major implications on the usage of plastics and processing technologies in the auto sector, as well as on component and sub-system supply chains and OEM-supplier interactions.

In this special report, veteran industry reporter Stephen Moore explains how polymers will help automakers respond to profound changes coming to mobility in the years ahead, from adoption of 48-V electrical systems and the multiplication of on-board sensors to immersive entertainment systems.

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