E-mobility in the Automotive Industry

From many perspectives, e-mobility is an excellent initiative for the automotive industry, but none perhaps more so than for environmental reasons. The industry has long been unpopular with the general public for its fossil fuel usage and there has been a clamour globally for the introduction of greener, more environmentally friendly energy sources. The automotive industry is responding though and here we explore e-mobility in the automotive industry.

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Electric cars are not new, but they are the future

Electric vehicles are not new

Historically electric cars were produced prior to internal combustion engine (ICE) cars. Mass production by Ford Motor Company and other manufacturers led to ICE becoming the “norm”, but electric car technology has existed for 150+ years.

Forever it seems that electric vehicles were classed as “the vehicle of the future”, but the time for large-scale usage is now. Factors such as the threat of dwindling fossil fuel supplies and environmental concerns have led to governments and international organisations mandating the escalation of electric vehicle infrastructure worldwide.

Forecast growth of electric vehicles

According to a survey commissioned by the International Copper Association and published by Reuters:

  • Electric vehicles (all electric cars, hybrid cars and buses) worldwide are expected to grow from 3 million in 2017 to 27 million by 2027
  • Analysts are predicting that by 2040 more electric cars will be produced worldwide than there will be petrol or diesel
A view under the bonnet of a Toyota Prius hybrid electric car

A view under the bonnet of a Toyota Prius hybrid electric car

Encouraging participation in electric vehicle adoption

Various partners are encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles, some specific examples include:

SPI Lasers – developing e-mobility solutions for the automotive industry

SPI Lasers have a growing footprint in the automotive industry, one that will continue to grow as we continuously innovate and keep pace with emerging e-mobility requirements. Our strategy is very much focused on delivering e-mobility solutions and we would love for you to contact us to discuss your requirements. Our fiber lasers have strong capabilities in areas such as welding, additive manufacturing and marking, which all have their place in e-mobility projects. Click here to subscribe to SPI regular updates.


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Popular applications of fiber lasers in automotive e-mobility

There are many popular uses of fiber lasers for e-mobility in the automotive industry. We list some of the applications below, with a link to guides we have prepared separately.

Gauges on electric cars will look unfamiliar to start with for drivers

Gauges on electric cars will look unfamiliar to start with for drivers


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