3/25/2019

Steel’s Role in EVs, Autonomous Cars

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Demand for advanced high-strength steels will continue as carmakers launch more electric and self-driving vehicles, says SMDI’s Jody Hall.

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Demand for advanced high-strength steels will continue as carmakers launch more electric and self-driving vehicles, says Jody Hall, vice president Automotive Market, for the Steel Market Development Institute.

She notes the need for light but strong protection for an EV’s battery pack. Similarly, autonomous vehicle designs favor large side openings for easier entry and exit, which create structural design challenges that steel is well suited to meet, Hall says.

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