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
- Insulation for Battery Cables
- Vehicle Weight Reduction
- Committed to Sustainable Mobility
- Polymer Properties Guide
- Automotive Interior Parts
- Alternative Drive Vehicles
- Automotive Thermal Management
- DuPont™ Hytrel® RS for Airbag Systems
Fuel Pump Sender Seal
Toyota Camry Hybrid with fuel pump sender seal of DuPont™ Viton® fluoroelastomers meets PZEV-Phase III fuel permeation limits
- Materials for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
Improving Tyre Reinforcement
Kevlar® Engineered Elastomer for tyre reinforcement is based on a new method to disperse para-aramid pulp into rubber through a far easier process than dry para-aramid pulp. Read the study that explains the science behind this innovative pulp that has been adopted with success in the automobile industry.
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