Electric vehicle polymers are the polymers that are used in electric cars to reduce their weight without affecting the efficiency of the car.
The interior segment of the components allows for easy replacement of metals with polymers as these components have reduced risk of accidents and safety issues. Therefore, most electric car manufacturers in this segment use polymers instead of metals to reduce the overall weight of electric cars. Polymer has proven to be an ideal material for a car’s interior components due to its durability and aesthetic appeal. In addition, it reduces the noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels of an electric car. Both types of polymers, engineering plastics and elastomers, are preferred for this segment of components
Electric vehicle manufacturers are redefining the use of polymers in the automotive industry in this modern era, thanks to those polymers that address the difficulties of digital advancement. Some of the properties of polymers are more important than ever. These include noise and vibration dampening as well as weight reduction. These are the advantages of molded parts with complex geometry or multifunctional integration.
The electric vehicle market is an integral part of the automotive industry and thus serves as a potential factor in reducing emissions of pollutants and other greenhouse gases. Additionally, favorable government initiatives in countries around the world are increasing EV production, which in turn should boost demand for polymer applications in EVs.
Electric vehicle technology depends on high efficiency and good strength-to-weight ratio, which has led to increased use of lightweight materials. Polymers offer long-term performance and efficiency gains and have been shown to improve fuel economy by 5%. Rapid advances in polymer science have further expanded their scope in automotive applications. Polymers are commonly used in sensor shields, mounts, insulation, electric vehicle charging stations, and battery separators and coatings. The increasing use of polymers to reduce noise, vibration and harshness, as well as increase efficiency and performance of electric vehicles are some key factors expected to drive the revenue growth of the market over the forecast period.