By 2040, it’s expected that 54% of new vehicle sales will be electric vehicles, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Batteries currently represent a third of the cost of an EV and as battery costs continue to fall, demand for EVs will rise, with up to 40 million new EV batteries needed annually to power new vehicles.
Amid these changes Rockwell Automation, a known solutions and services provider to the automotive industry, has announced the opening of an 8,000 square-foot Electric Vehicle (EV) Innovation Center within its Information Solutions development facility in San Jose, California.
With the aim of helping automakers start and improve their EV production, Rockwell Automation at the Center will provide live manufacturing demonstrations, hands-on trials utilizing new technology and events showcasing collaboration with industry experts and Rockwell Automation partners.
Utilizing augmented and virtual reality modeling, the EV Innovation Center would provide automotive start-ups and established manufacturers an environment to learn new technologies and standards, enabling them to deliver electric vehicles to market faster, with less risk and at lower cost.
The EV Center will support digitalization efforts not only for auto and tire customers but for customers in all industries. Customers are welcome to visit the EV Center and consult with industry experts.
Source: Press Release