The way we drive—or don’t, in the case of autonomous vehicles—is changing at an unprecedented pace. The 2020s could well be the decade of the electric car, as battery prices tumble and a new generation of high-voltage motors go into production. And while you silently cruise through town, be prepared to share the road with an increasing number of self-driving cars. These developments place new demands on materials suppliers and the plastics processing supply chain.
In this article from Stephen Moore, who covers the automotive and mobility end market for PlasticsToday, experts from DSM Engineering, Solvay Specialty Polymers, Borouge and Engel’s Center for Lightweight Composite Technologies explain how they are paving the way for a new automotive landscape.