Electric Vehicles Won’t Save Automotive Carbon Fiber

April 20, 2017 | State of the Market Report

Automotive adoption is a huge focus for the carbon fiber industry today, and many regard EVs as an important long-term market for carbon fiber. In this report, Lux asks: Will EVs require substantial amounts of carbon fiber? By modeling the cost effectiveness of lightweighting as a tool to increase EV range we find that carbon fiber is not needed for long range EVs.

Coverage Areas

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation
  • Owning the Energy Transition
  • The Future of Mobility

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • EVs are hailed as a major force for automotive carbon fiber adoption
  • Carbon fiber lightweighting struggles to be cost-effective against battery technologies
  • Outlook: Steel is likely to be the dominant material of EV manufacture

Lead Analyst

Research Director