For many manufacturers, electrical is no longer an option. The latest regulations require a more in-depth review of vehicle architectures, and the hybrid appears to be the most acceptable transition in the near future. However, more and more studies show that the fully electric vehicle is not only much better for the environment, but it is also becoming the most economical choice*. China leads the world in terms of investment in this area**, with an exponentially growing number of vehicles. Europe and the United States are not to be outdone, and are multiplying programs for the development of electricity***, both in terms of charging infrastructure, battery efficiency and vehicle weight reduction.
Aluminium is THE material for the mobility of the future. Saint Jean has understood this and has been manufacturing aluminum car parts since 1962. An alloy which, when used through innovative manufacturing processes, makes it possible to obtain a significant weight reduction of the vehicle, thus meeting the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. This is the answer for manufacturers who want to improve the range of their electric and hybrid vehicles. For several years, Saint Jean has been investing to offer lightening solutions through each of its products: chassis parts COBAPRESS™, rims COBAWHEELS™, battery supports, cradles… Many manufacturers, and new mobility players, trust us for the future, whether in Europe, the United States or China! SJI is currently working with nearly 10 new EV manufacturers for a business volume of more than 150 million euros over the next 5 years.
* : News and environment, The economic interest of consumers finally meets the environmental interest : https://www.actu-environnement.com/media/pdf/news-32172-Etude.pdf
Cetelem Observatory, The mystery of the electric car: https://observatoirecetelem.com/wp-content/themes/obs-cetelem-V3/publications/2019/OBSERVATOIRE_AUTO_2019_MD.pdf
** : France Stratégie, The future of the electric car: https://www.strategie.gouv.fr/sites/strategie.gouv.fr/files/atoms/files/fs-na70-avenir-de-la-voiture-electrique-septembre2018.pdf
*** : Some examples of articles that have been published very recently: