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Are you fighting to compete in the fast-growing electric vehicle market? If so, you know how competitive the market is. Manufacturers are constantly developing new and improved parts to increase their share. If you don’t keep up, you could lose share and fall behind the competition.
One of the most competitive areas in the EV market is in the battery space. Of course, this makes sense since the battery is perhaps the most top-of-mind component in an electric vehicle.
Demand for electric vehicles (EV) continues to soar. According to research firm Fact MR, the EV market hit a record $90 billion in 2018. That figure is expected to increase by more than 13 percent in 2019. The market is expected to surpass $400 billion by 2025.
What’s fueling this increase in demand? Awareness about energy efficiency and environmental impact is a primary driver. However, falling prices are also a major player. The price of EV batteries continues to fall, crossing below $200 per kilowatt-hour in 2018. That price is expected to approach $100 in the next two-to-four years, which would lead to widespread EV adoption.
Automotive manufacturers often face a difficult challenge in the production of their plastic parts. For decades, manufacturers have used injection molding to manufacture plastic components. Injection molding can be effective for large quantity jobs. However, it presents a number of issues for small volume manufacturers. It can often be costly to create a new mold. Those costs can make it prohibitive to run small jobs. That may limit a manufacturer's ability to innovate and try new designs.