Edition 23, 2011
Electric mobility calls for innovative materials

The future of travel is electric

  • The team of lightweight construction experts at Bayer Material­Science headed by Dr. Joachim Simon plans to make new vehicle concepts possible with exterior components and roof elements made of Bayer materials.
  • Checking out the results – at Bayer MaterialScience’s Polymer Innovation Center in Shanghai, development engineer Yilan Li checks freshly molded headlight inserts made from lightweight plastics.
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The team of lightweight construction experts at Bayer Material­Science headed by Dr. Joachim Simon plans to make new vehicle concepts possible with exterior components and roof elements made of Bayer materials.

Over the next decade, cars will undergo a greater transformation than in the last hundred years. This will see them powered in the future by electricity instead of gasoline, making driving greener and reducing reliance on oil. Yet the push toward electric mobility still poses problems. Electric cars are heavy and have only a limited range, while the infrastructure also needs to be adapted to these new vehicles.

Innovative materials for the cars of the future
Experts from Bayer MaterialScience offer versatile solutions to the new challenges of electric mobility, ranging from materials for lightweight bodywork and efficient batteries to plastics for charging posts and special adhesives and coatings. Innovative materials also facilitate efficient electricity production from renewable energies, thus enabling zero-emissions cars.

Find out here how high-tech materials can drive electric mobility forward: