Meeting Growing Demand for Durability in High-Voltage Automotive Power Cables
With a shift toward renewable energy policies in countries around the world, there’s a growing emphasis on sustainable transportation options, including electrified vehicles (EVs).
As automotive original equipment manufacturers are working hard to remove barriers to the adoption of EVs by the public, greater focus is being placed on improving the battery systems necessary to power these vehicles. In order to increase energy efficiency and driving range, some manufacturers are switching to higher voltage systems. As a result, the use of larger diameter power cables in full hybrid and battery EVs is increasing significantly.
This change is creating the need for high-performance materials to be used in the manufacture of power cables that connect the battery, motor and inverter in order to guarantee both performance and safety of vehicle operation. It’s critical that these materials have the right combination of electrical insulation properties and temperature and chemical resistance.
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