Industry Voices: Hardware Will Ease Transition to Electrification

Close cooperation between manufacturer and supplier is a must, particularly as the requirements at a component level can be entirely different for electric or hybrid vehicles, writes Andreas Minatti.

Electrification in the mobility sector will see greater benefits delivered to end users via intelligent components. With automotive manufacturers such as Nissan planning to sell at least 1 million electric vehicles annually by 2022, and Audi set to reach 800,000 by 2025, it is clear that the electrification of vehicles is gathering momentum in the mobility sector.

EVs are projected to account for 19% of the market by 2030, with full and plug-in hybrids accounting for 11% and internal-combustion- engine only and mild-hybrid vehicles the remaining 70%. The introduction of many new models will require that the entire supply chain work together to address production challenges as well as face consumer skepticism head-on. In this complex landscape, one of the key challenges is convincing customers that switching to electric is a viable alternative.

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