Copper Utilisation Within Electric Powertrains

Copper is a fundamental component in building any vehicle, with copper wiring being the nervous system controlling the vehicle. The car has increased in complexity over the decades, and now the wiring harness has grown to become the dominant source of copper demand in cars. However, copper also plays an important role in electric vehicles.
This webinar discusses how copper is used in electric vehicles and how emerging trends in electric components will impact future copper intensities.
Key points covered in this webinar are:
  • Locations of copper around modern and future vehicles
  • Copper utilisation in the electric powertrain: Impact of changing battery chemistries; Impact of changing motor technologies; Impact of emerging semiconductor technologies in the inverter
  • Overview of replacement threats from aluminium
This webinar shares some of the research from the new IDTechEx report, "Copper Demand for Cars 2024-2034: Trends, Utilization, Forecasts".