Safe and Efficient Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Technologies
The more automakers can optimize performance, safety, and affordability in hybrid and electric vehicles, the more they will see consumers embrace these vehicles. DuPont offers innovative solutions in these areas.
For hybrid and electric vehicle technologies, DuPont helps automakers and OEMs design safe electrical systems. DuPont offers high-performance battery separators and is advancing battery chemistries that will improve hybrid electric vehicle range, recharge rate, and battery life.
Improved Performance: Our improved chemistries and materials for critical battery components boost kilowatt-per-hour and power capabilities. Prevent premature failures with materials that are the benchmark for traction motors and generators.
Lightweighting: Automakers can reduce weight up to 40% by using plastics instead of aluminum and steel. Our high-performance polymers and elastomers integrate functions and reduce space. Materials for electrical insulation systems help reduce the size and weight of components, which in turn helps increase fuel efficiency.
Safety: Improved insulation systems that draw from the broadest array of material choices prevent electrical discharge. Designers can improve battery pack performance with impact-resistant, flame-retardant materials and USCAR-rated thermoplastic materials that meet 650-volt system requirements. Our high-performance separators for lithium ion batteries provide stability at high temperatures.
DuPont Automotive has the broadest range of high-performance materials for hybrid and electric vehicles, which play an ever more important role in helping to reduce carbon emissions and dependence on petroleum. With its deep application expertise, DuPont helps automakers quickly develop more efficient, safer, lighter vehicles.
Uses and Applications
Cable Insulation and Jacketing
DuPont specialty materials for the wire and cable industryare used to makeinsulated and jacketed cables thinner, strongerand flame-retardant, without adding halogens, for applications from -70ºC to 125ºC.
Zytel® nylon resin
DuPont™ Zytel® nylon resin provides a comprehensive family of performance grades and properties that range from toughness and stiffness to thermal and chemical resistance.
Information & Ideas
- Committed to Sustainable Mobility
Powerplant Coolant Systems
PPA materials offer great resistance to hydrolysis and moisture and they are relied upon for cost effective applications such as water inlets/outlets, thermostat housings, water pumps and impellers
Innovative Ideas for Metal Replacement
DuPont collaborates with customers worldwide to develop innovative metal replacement applications to make cars, planes and other equipment more fuel- and cost-efficient.
- Supporting Sustainable Mobility
- CV Joint Boot Performance
- Alternative Drive Vehicles
- Polymer Properties Guide
- Materials for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
- Insulation for Battery Cables
- Vehicle Weight Reduction
- Automotive Interior Parts
DuPont™ Hytrel® RS for Airbag Systems
Joint development work between Takata-Petri of Aschaffenburg, Germany, and DuPont has resulted in the launch of a new grade of DuPont™ Hytrel® RS, the industry’s first renewably-sourced thermoplastic elastomer for use in airbag systems.