By: Ashutosh Verma, Founder of Exalta
It is estimated that by 2030, 23 million electric vehicles will have been sold worldwide, resulting in the elimination of 5,750,000 tonnes of batteries by 2040. Due to the global climate change agenda, car and battery manufacturers are under increasing pressure. to adjust what they create and how they produce it.
To what extent can manufacturers play a role in promoting a future of decarbonized mobility within a complex and fragmented ecosystem? To achieve the goals of global net zero projects, the carbon footprint of electric vehicles must be reduced from start to finish by 2050. This can be done through the use of an integrated platform that provides continuity digital.
Electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers need access to advanced technology that can minimize carbon-intensive processes and control prices to produce EVs with a reduced carbon footprint. The answer lies in adopting a blueprint based on a cloud-based platform that enables the entire ecosystem to work together to design and manufacture environmentally friendly electric vehicles. With the following, everyone can work closely together on a single digital platform to reduce carbon.
1) The best possible electric car designs
Efficient electric vehicle design is key to reducing carbon emissions. Manufacturers can use modeling and simulation technology to create a vehicle’s “virtual twin” by digitizing the product development process. Analyzing the design, behavior and ability to create a virtual twin will help automakers make cars that can be recycled, reused or refurbished and are easy to disassemble when no longer needed.
2) The development of smart batteries
The carbon footprint of lithium-ion batteries can be reduced by extending them without sacrificing performance. Greater battery density has increased battery life and fewer battery replacements are possible through the use of virtual testing to accelerate innovation. More efficient charging and discharging means less energy is needed to keep the battery charged and functional.
3) Circular economy
Electric vehicle manufacturers have a duty to integrate eco-design into vehicle development processes and to integrate emission reduction targets throughout the value chain. Since they can see everything on one platform, they can use lifecycle assessment data to understand how company activities affect the environment, from mining lithium to delivering cars fully functional electrics.
By deploying solutions that are both scalable and cross-disciplinary on a unified digital platform, manufacturers can reduce the carbon footprint of vehicle electrification across the entire value chain. Greener business practices are an important goal for many companies in the transportation and mobility industry. The following articles provide an overview of some of the most important efforts in this area.
To decarbonize mobility, automakers must connect a complex ecosystem from start to finish in a collaborative framework.
There are already accessible cloud-based solutions that facilitate creative collaboration and standardization across automotive processes. System engineering, modeling and simulation, project management are brought together on these common platforms.
When the automotive industry has digital continuity, full visibility, and access to advanced platform solutions like virtual twin technology and lifecycle assessment, they can better understand its current state, predict where innovation will prevail and plan to get there efficiently and with a lower carbon footprint.
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