Changes bring new challenges. If you are involved in vehicle manufacturing and are not ready to respond to the evolution of the industry, you run the risk of going extinct.
“eMobility” (or electro mobility, also known as e-mobility) refers to the use of alternative power or fuel sources for vehicles. Progress in eMobility is happening continuously all over the world: industry news is dominated by innovation, the newest regulation, the latest major financial investment in a key player, even the impending potential failure of a startup. New acronyms and nomenclature can be tough to track.
You may hear terms such as EV (electric vehicle), BEV (battery electric vehicle), PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle), FCEV (fuel cell [hydrogen] electric vehicle), ZEV (zero-emission vehicle), and xEV (generic term to encompass any electromotive vehicle). eMobility can refer to cars, vans, trucks, buses, and also non-highway vehicles such as e-bikes, scooters, drones, or agricultural equipment.
Worldwide, manufacturers’ eMobility innovation efforts have been motivated by the desire to address fuel efficiency and CO2 / emissions (and associated governmental targets and legislation), as well as market demands for lower operational costs. Mainland China, Germany, and the U.S. were the three biggest markets for electric vehicles in 2020 and accounted for more than 60% of all electric vehicle sales globally in 2020*. With most vehicle manufacturers promoting goals of an increasingly electric lineup, the reality is that changes are here and all must adapt to them.
So, what are some challenges specific to eMobility manufacturing? Here are a few examples, categorized by technology, supply base and product / process:
- Speed of technology advancement
- Specialized or technically complex components
- Battery availability & quality –manufacture, technology & testing
- Battery recycling / repair / retrofit for second life
- Aftermarket testing
- Newer suppliers & locations
- Need for modernized standard quality management systems
- Supply chain development / industrialization
- Transitional change toward EV
eMOBILITY PRODUCT AND PROCESS
- Greatly reduced product development life cycle
- Traditional methods of product development & manufacture being challenged
- Aggressive launch schedules
- Transformation & Change management
- Legislative & regulatory changes
At the leading edge of service providers for this sector, TRIGO offers comprehensive quality assurance support for eMobility projects all around the world. TRIGO is uniquely qualified to support the needs of eMobility manufacturers due to decades of experience in end-to-end supply chain solutions. TRIGO’s expertise goes beyond automotive to other industries, including aerospace (with its tight tolerances), to agriculture / construction / mining (with their high configuration assembly lines), from truck and rail to recreation and consumer goods.
No matter your challenges, from technology to supplier development, to product or process, TRIGO has a quality solution for you. Whether customized to your exact need, or turnkey / ready-to-go solutions that have already benefited our extensive and dedicated customer base, we make it easy. TRIGO is ready to help, just say go.
* From Statista, “In-depth: eMobility 2021”