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Latest Material and Battery Technology Trends for Electric Vehicles

Sep 11, 2017

Electric Vehicle Battery Technology and Material Solutions

Ultramid Endure Plastics Take the Heat of Turbo Technology

May 09, 2017

Ultramid Endure Plastics Take the Heat of Turbo Technology

Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

Apr 18, 2017

Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

Reach Zero Evap Standards with Emission Control Technology

Nov 09, 2016

Reach Zero Evap Standards with Emission Control Technology

From catalysts, coatings and plastics to polyurethane foams and battery materials, BASF offers many solutions to reduce emissions and help automakers meet CAFE regulations.

Jul 21, 2016

Achieve CAFE Standards with 9 Sustainable Products

Meeting the Electromobility Demand with Battery Materials

Jul 07, 2016

Meeting the Electromobility Demand with Battery Materials

Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

Jun 16, 2016

Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

BASF Advanced Plastic Parts ContiTech Cadillac Strut Mount

Apr 06, 2016

How Automotive Composite Materials are Lightweighting Cars

The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang with a carbon fiber composite grille opening reinforcement (GOR). Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Dec 09, 2015

Mustang Lightens Its Grille with New Carbon Fiber Composite

Latest Material and Battery Technology Trends for Electric Vehicles

Sep 11, 2017

Electric Vehicle Battery Technology and Material Solutions

It is estimated that 5 to 8 percent of all vehicle production will be made up of pure electric, full hybrid or plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2020, but automakers today are focusing on technologies that will help these vehicles go farther at a price point that attracts the average driver.

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Ultramid Endure Plastics Take the Heat of Turbo Technology

May 09, 2017

Ultramid Endure Plastics Take the Heat of Turbo Technology

By 2020, the number of powertrains using forced induction to boost power and acceleration is expected to be as high as 60 percent, with passenger vehicles and pickup trucks using turbo technology.

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Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

Apr 18, 2017

Automotive Lightweighting: 3 Industry-Leading Innovations

When it comes to mega trends driving today's global auto industry, the advancements and materials that are helping manufacturers cut vehicle weight to meet stringent emissions standards are at the forefront.

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Reach Zero Evap Standards with Emission Control Technology

Nov 09, 2016

Reach Zero Evap Standards with Emission Control Technology

Across the globe, evaporative emissions are being regulated to reduce air pollution--with the end goal to drive fuel vapor emissions down toward zero. OEMs and engine manufacturers are striving to meet stringent zero evap standards with a minimal impact on vehicle design and performance. A partner in this ongoing effort is BASF, which is creating innovative, cost-effective solutions.

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From catalysts, coatings and plastics to polyurethane foams and battery materials, BASF offers many solutions to reduce emissions and help automakers meet CAFE regulations.

Jul 21, 2016

Achieve CAFE Standards with 9 Sustainable Products

The U.S. Government's Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards mandated a more than doubling of vehicle fuel efficiency to 54.5 miles per gallon by the year 2025, representing a formidable challenge given technology available at that time. Yet in an industry where innovation is critical to success, OEMs and suppliers have made substantial strides toward meeting these requirements, in turn developing a wide array of technologies in production today.

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Meeting the Electromobility Demand with Battery Materials

Jul 07, 2016

Meeting the Electromobility Demand with Battery Materials

BASF believes that by 2020 approximately 5~8 percent of car production will be pure electric or plug-in electric vehicles, on top of other systems like stop-start and micro-hybrid.

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Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

Jun 16, 2016

Incorporating Honeycomb Design for Automotive Lightweighting

The honeycomb design found in the insect world is making its way into the auto industry, beating out man-made blow molded polypropylene in terms of strength and weight.

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BASF Advanced Plastic Parts ContiTech Cadillac Strut Mount

Apr 06, 2016

How Automotive Composite Materials are Lightweighting Cars

Check out three ways BASF's Ultramid® polyamides were used to replace heavier materials and ensure the quality of standard for these premium brands.

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The 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang with a carbon fiber composite grille opening reinforcement (GOR). Photo courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

Dec 09, 2015

Mustang Lightens Its Grille with New Carbon Fiber Composite

Ford Performance wanted to showcase innovation on the 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustang by creating a grille opening reinforcement made of carbon fiber. Ford approached Magna International Inc. to assist in the development of a lightweight GOR concept for the Shelby GT350. BASF was invited by Magna to suggest lightweight material concepts, which resulted in a carbon fiber GOR that was 24 percent lighter than the prior plastic-metal hybrid design.

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