Automotive & Transportation

MFG-ing for EVs (Sept. 11-17)

01 September 2022
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There is a lot of engineering from traditional auto manufacturing that certainly applies to EVs. However, to bring the anticipated development of the automobile to reality, engineers will be working hard to improve the manufacturability of EVs, and the machinery, personnel and facilities that build them. And this will in turn affect the global supply chain.

Many automobile manufacturers have announced a pivot to EVs; some of them have vowed to end their combustion engine vehicle production altogether within the next five to 15 years. General Motors, Volvo, Honda, Maserati and Mercedes are the most notable. Some brownfield sites will be refurbished and re-used, while many other new factories will be built to assemble the 26.2 million EVs expected to be sold in the year 2030.

The automotive industry is still in the early stages of a major engineering sea change. Allow us to keep you informed.

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