McLaren Applied and Arrow hosted a joint webinar series that discussed powertrain innovation. The series of three webinars focused on the following topic areas and included speakers from industry:
- Webinar 1 - An overview of next generation electric powertrains and trends
- Webinar 2 - Discussions about the creation of open standards and collaboration in future powertrain development
- Webinar 3 - Understanding the market dynamics and supply chains for future powertrain
This first event held on the 5th November included speakers from BMW, Virgin Hyperloop, McLaren Applied, and ST. The session was moderated by the Advanced Propulsion Centre here in the UK.
Jon Beasley, Director, Technology and Projects at the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, hosted an insightful and thought-provoking session and the webinar yielded some interesting findings:
This is an exciting time to be involved in automotive technology. With electrification driving rapid development in products being manufactured, there are huge opportunities for suppliers and OEMs as the world moves towards cleaner transport solutions.
Silicon Carbide technology is at the heart of that progress and will be a driver for significant change in the next decade.
The evolution of the electric vehicle is approaching an inflection point, by the middle of the 2020s, where efficiency will be the key market driver.
Standardisation of products and their supporting technology will be highly desirable for the smooth and rapid upscaling of electric vehicle numbers.
Cutting-edge products should not stand alone; they need to be supported by an equally innovative ecosystem and supply chain.
Innovation driven by electrification is already driving extraordinary advances in transportation, Virgin Hyperloop being just one example.
For more details on these findings download the free whitepaper on the the trends, challenges and oppoortunities of next generation electric powertrains or watch the webinar content directly.
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