Tata: electric cars will boost steel industry – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017

About 1.6m tons of this is expected to come from expensive electrical steels used in batteries and electric motors, with the rest being used in structural parts of cars.

Aluminium is already used by some manufacturers because of its lightweight properties to counteract the weight of batteries in electric cars. However, it is expensive and manufacturers could look for cheaper alternatives as electric cars become mainstream to prevent cars rising in price.

Electric cars currently command a premium which early adopters are ready to pay. But, with new regulations being imposed in parts of Europe banning the sale of new cars with petrol or diesel engines by 2040, electric cars will become the norm and cost effective solutions need to be found.   


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