Let’s reimagine automotive
Lightweight, strong, and carbon-negative at scale.
The automotive industry is embracing electric vehicles (EVs) and the importance of lightweight materials is critical to their success: lighter more efficient EVs can travel farther on a single battery charge. Galvorn is not only lighter and stronger than alternatives, it’s also carbon-negative at scale. As we take advantage of a clean grid, let’s dare to create a world where the materials we use in EVs are climate-positive.
Galvorn’s properties make it suitable for cabling and wiring applications where light weight, strength, and durability are critical. Not every application requires the 58 MS/m conductivity of copper, for example, as cable shielding or conductors in twisted shielded pair cables. Galvorn CNT shielded cables are at least 40 - 60% lighter than commercial cables and have comparable shielding performance. Galvorn CNT wire is up to 90% lighter than copper wire with significantly better resistance to flex fatigue: Galvorn wire has over 100x longer flex life than the same diameter copper wire.
Electromagnetic interactions in automotive electrical systems are of growing concern due to the increasing susceptibility of system components to electromagnetic interference (EMI). Galvorn CNT film is flexible and conductive, and can provide lightweight EMI shielding for both cables and enclosures. Galvorn has demonstrated its ability to act as a faraday cage, blocking calls and other signals from reaching a smartphone wrapped in just two layers of 50 μm thick CNT film.
Did you know
EVs running on a clean grid will have less than 1/5th the lifecycle emissions of traditional cars
According to Automotive World, as we transition to electric vehicles charging off clean grids, tCO2 emissions over lifecycle mileage of a lower medium segment passenger car is estimated to drop from 55.5 tCO2 down to just 10.3 tCO2.
Did you know
Materials emissions of a vehicle's lifecycle will increase to more than 90% in a clean grid mix.
Overall emissions will be far less than if we stick with internal combustion engines, but why not go all the way to minimize environmental and climate impact? Materials emissions is expected to increase from about 5-10% of a vehicle's lifecycle emissions to more than 90% in a clean grid mix. Galvorn is more lightweight, stronger, conductive, carbon-negative at scale, and recyclable–hello, circular supply chain!
Vehicle interiors are increasingly interactive, giving passengers the freedom to choose their climate, entertainment, or configurations. Galvorn’s conductive fibers and yarns can be woven or sewn into upholstery which can potentially broaden how we customize our driving experiences–or optimize it with real-time data. (No one sitting on that heated seat? Let’s save the energy and turn it off automatically…)
Vehicle exteriors are increasingly automated and data-driven. Automatic wipers when it rains, automatic de-icing when it’s cold… what will you come up with? Galvorn can be made into transparent conductive films for applications in sensing, de-icing, displays, or things we haven’t even thought of yet. Contact us if you’re interested.
What will you build with Galvorn?
When we’ve been using some materials for millennia–or even decades–it can be hard to imagine the world differently.
Explore Galvorn World to learn about the numerous applications possible and the downsides of incumbent materials, including: