There’s a lot that goes into the increase in EV production and sales. The two most popular reasons people buy EVs are environmental and financial. Electric vehicles, which are powered by motors taking energy from batteries, are better for the environment as they don’t emit carbon dioxide and, although they may—but not always—have a higher sticker price, they cost a lot less to run annually. Vehicles powered by gas average $1,500 a year to run and EVs average just over $400.
The Increasing Need for Specialty Coatings and Parts
With an increase in EVs on the roads, there is an increase in the need for specialty coatings and parts to make sure everything works safely and properly.
Batteries for EVs present unique coating challenges as the coatings need to do so many things at once. The coating has to be heat- and oil-resistant while preventing corrosion, all without compromising the performance of the EV.
Coating the EV Battery
Just how important is the battery to an EV? Obviously, the motor won’t run without it, so it’s pretty important. If you need more evidence, consider this: around 40% of the cost of an electric vehicle is the battery. It is absolutely essential to protect the battery with the right coating to preserve the life of the battery and the efficiency of the vehicle.
The DECC Company applies a protective coating that is a thermal-cure epoxy resin that is heat- and oil-resistant, supplies electrical insulation and helps create a high energy transfer. Meanwhile, our coating prevents battery acid, moisture, salt, and anything else from degrading the substrate.
Coating the EV Battery Tray
The battery tray—where the battery sits and the wires run across—is extremely important in the operation of the vehicle as well as keeping the vehicle and anyone who works on it safe.
Applying our dielectric coating to the battery tray and all metal components prevents a tech who accidentally touches a metal part from getting an unwelcome zap if there happens to be a short in a wire. In addition to maximizing the efficiency of the battery and the vehicle, the specialty coating is a safety feature for the battery itself and any tech who may work on it.
Maximizing EV Benefits
As noted, more people are buying EVs for environmental and financial reasons. With specialty coatings protecting the most important part of an EV—the battery—we can maximize the efficiency of the battery while enhancing the safety for anyone who may work on the vehicle. All of this leads to EV drivers getting the most out of their investments.
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