Electric Vehicles

The future is electric, at least regarding vehicles. In the U.S., the electric vehicle market has grown steadily in recent years, driven in part by rising fuel prices and concerns for the sustainability of oil-based fuel.

As demand for electric vehicles continues to rise, manufacturers need to find ways to produce vehicles cost-effectively. Composite materials can help. Thermoset composites reduce weight, increase energy efficiency and keep costs in check. Atlas Fibre can create custom parts and components for electric vehicles using various composite materials.

A parking lot with charging stations for electric cars.

Benefits of Composites for Electric Vehicles

One of the primary concerns of drivers of electric vehicles is the car’s range. Just as no one wants to run out of gas miles away from the nearest gas station, no one wants their electric vehicle to lose a charge far from a charging station.

Finding ways to extend vehicle range has been one of the major challenges facing electric vehicle manufacturers.

Although several factors affect vehicle range, a considerable one is the weight of the vehicle. The less an electric vehicle ways, the further it can go on a single charge. Composite materials tend to weigh considerably less than their metal counterparts. Using them in a vehicle goes a long way toward extending its range and energy efficiency.

There are additional benefits of using composites in electric vehicles, including:

  • Increased corrosion resistance
  • Better UV resistance
  • Improved impact strength
  • Better flame retardancy
  • Increased thermal resistance

Uses of Composites in Electric Vehicles

Composites play multiple roles in electric vehicles. One notable application for composites has been composite panels for EV batteries. Traditionally, the battery of an electric car was incredibly heavy. Older batteries took up a significant amount of space and could account for as much as one-third of the vehicle’s weight.

Using composites allows manufacturers to reduce vehicle weight significantly and, in turn, increase range.

Beyond phenolic resin for EV battery enclosures, uses for composites in electric vehicles include:


  • Engine protectors
  • Inductive charging plates
  • Lift gates
  • Roofs
  • Underbody pillars
  • Door frames
  • Motor components

Thermoset Composite Materials for Electric Vehicles

Atlas Fibre has the largest selection of in-stock materials available in the U.S. We’re the country’s leading supplier of thermoset composite laminate.

Our 120,000-square-foot warehouse in Illinois has over $8 million worth of inventory. Our partner facilities hold an additional $4 million of raw materials in Massachusetts and Hyderabad, India.

We can fabricate your parts to your custom specifications using machine-ready precision blanks, we can fabricate your parts to your custom specifications. As your resource center, we help you choose the right materials for your electric vehicles. We’ll help you determine which type of thermoset material will provide your vehicles with the best corrosion and wear resistance and noise and weight reduction.


You can produce the cars of the future today thanks to thermoset composites that reduce weight, increase range, and make electric vehicles more user-friendly. Contact us for a quote today to see how you can benefit from implementing composites into the design and build of your electric vehicles.

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