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Electrical energy, or namely power, comes to mind when pinning down the key to pave way for the electric car trend.

The power supply for electric cars can be viewed from two perspectives: the external power supply of charging stations and the internal efficient electrical energy distribution to various systems within the running vehicle. The latter relies on sophisticated design and engineering techniques.

As electric cars are taking over fossil-fueled cars, industries can securely gear up electric components, such as printed circuit boards and other power supplying necessities while awaiting the demands to grow.

A couple of Taiwan-based upstream suppliers are ready to take on the trend. Among them is the automotive PCB supplier, Chin Poon Industrial Co., Ltd.

Chin Poon is an old PCB manufacturing brand originally targeting traditional mechanical engineered cars and is now the world’s second largest automotive PCB manufacturer.

The firm has been setting an eye on the electric car trend that seems most likely to take place soonest in Europe given the strict regulations of CO2 emission in place and has an agenda set to gradually phase out internal combustion engines between 2025 and 2050.

The firm currently provides PCB for most European electric vehicles including Volkswagen and PSA as well as being the main provider for the continent’s luxury electric sports vehicles.

Although EVs only partake 6.8% of the European automotive market share as of 2020, Chin-Poon spokesman Hsiao Kung-yen expects the trend to grow steadily for the next ten years.

Chin Poon had been deploying resources in the electric car industry for a couple of years but has only recently seen an expansion in electric car components. Hsiao Kung-yen said European car companies have been plotting for battery production capacity expansion with related parties.

Toyota also uses Chin Poon’s PCBs. US electric vehicle brands, such as Lucid Motors, Rivian, GM Cruise and Tesla are also on the list of their PCB customers.

When taken into account various perspectives, whether the current trend will be favorable to the PCB industry or continuously bring along a hard winter after the previous two years of a lethargic internal combustion engine market needs a longer-term observation. What is certain is that vehicles are transforming into computers on wheels with each function requiring a PCB for it to be operative.

 

Source: anue