The electric vehicle (EV) marketplace is expected to grow rapidly this decade. This latest Avery Dennison Performance Tapes white paper explores the use of films integrated with pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes in EV battery packs. The white paper sets the demand expectations with key research forecasts, including:
- Avicenne Energy forecasts the EV marketplace to grow from 2.3 million global sales in 2020 to 25.5 million sales by 2030, a CAGR of 27%
- Hybrids and plug-in hybrids are expected to account for another 21 million vehicles sold. This growth is driven by changing consumer tastes, regulation and legislative action such as the U.S. Inflation Reduction Act
- By 2030, EVs, HEVs, and PHEVs will require 2 million MWh of battery power. Global battery production will grow to 2,800 GWH.
These insights bode well for manufacturers of battery packs used in EVs and other eMobility applications. Yet, significant engineering challenges remain, including the need for high-performance dielectric protection solutions that are cost-effective and highly compatible with modern, compact battery pack designs.
Due to this marketplace growth, there’s an increasing demand for EV battery packs that are reliable, safe and efficient. One of the critical design challenges facing manufacturers during this time is the prevention of electrical arcing. Traditional electrical insulation solutions often force EV battery manufacturers to make trade-offs involving cost, performance and mechanical properties. This white paper demonstrates how high-performance tapes offer not only the electrical insulation batteries need but can provide additional properties that make them a superior choice to traditional electrical insulation materials.