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Fastener challenges for hybrid and electric vehicles

Author : Justin Lawrence, TFC

07 September 2021

In 2021, the UK replaced France as Europe’s second-largest electric car market, after 31,800 new electric vehicles were sold in the first three months of the year.

(Image: Shutterstock)
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As emissions legislation tightens, government incentives increase and demand spirals, manufacturers are rapidly scaling up their electric vehicle (EV) and hybrid vehicle manufacturing.

Here, Justin Lawrence, Applications Engineer at TFC, discusses the challenges when producing hybrid and electric vehicles, and explains how they can be overcome.

In 2020, almost ten billion pounds was spent by governments globally on incentives and tax deductions for electric car purchases – a 25 percent year-on-year rise. This is just one incentive for an environmentally savvy consumer base, which purchased and registered over three million new electric cars worldwide in the same year. For the first time, Europe led over China and the US with 1.4 million registrations, while the UK more than doubled its registrations to 176,000. 

With demand set to increase as the total cost of ownership lowers, manufacturers are looking for ways to mass produce EVs efficiently...

Read the full article in DPA's September issue

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