03-05 July 2024
Shanghai New International Expo Center



Lightweight Materials to Break EV Mileage Barrier feature at Aluminium China and Lightweight Asia 2019


To meet the need to increase the driving mileage of Electrical Vehicles (EVs), Aluminium China and its sister show Lightweight Asia in July, held in Shanghai by Reed Exhibitions, will showcase leading auto-aluminum brands committed to reducing the weight of next-generation EVs.

While it is predicted that by 2020, the annual output of EVs in China alone will reach 2.42 million with 244 different models, representing an annual growth rate of 41%, ‘mileage concern’ still puts off many potential consumers.

Reducing the weight of EVs is the best way to break the mileage barrier and motivate consumers to adopt them in greater numbers. It is estimated that for every 100kg saved, an EV can increase its mileage by 10-11%, reduce its battery cost by 20% and save 20% daily worn-out costs. And the most important factor to achieve so-called lightweighting is through developing light materials.

Aluminium and composite materials look set to be the most important lightweight materials to be used on cars. Specifically, composites offer advantages over traditional metal materials, being light, strong and erosion resistant. With a focus on weight, safety, energy efficiency and environmental friendliness, auto manufacturing industry is keen to harness the high-performance features and adaptability of new composites.

Novelis is a leading international aluminum product supplier for the likes of Jaguar I-Pace and Nio ES8, but is also the biggest aluminum recycling company. At Aluminium China, Novelis will share insights into its latest aluminum products used in the Jaguar XEL, Audi A6L and Faraday Future FF91.

At Lightweight Asia, Shandong Shuangyi Technology, a leading composite turnkey solution provider in China, will demonstrate its LFT-D glass-fiber reinforced composite cell shell, which is 45% lighter than traditional metal made materials. This ensures lightweight and high strength at the same time, offering a major new option for lightweight EV design.

Over 600 companies will be featuring their latest auto lightweight materials, processing technologies and solutions at Aluminium China and Lightweight Asia from 10 to 12 July in Shanghai. International visitors can obtain VIP tickets, free-of-charge business matchmaking and local factory visits provided by organizer Reed Exhibitions, by signing up at the official website. www.aluminiumchina.com/en or www.lightweightasia.com/en

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