Mechanical engineering is one of the oldest and broadest disciplines that combines engineering physics and mathematical principles with materials science. It involves the design, analysis, manufacture and maintenance of mechanical systems.
The fundamentals of mechanical engineering go back
thousands of years, emerging as a field during the Industrial Revolution in
Europe. It continued to evolve and, today, mechanical engineers are involved in
areas such as composites, mechatronics, and nanotechnology.
Considering the developments in the EV market and global
zero-emissions targets, the hype around electric vehicles are continuing to
make headlines. In light of the announcement from Boris Johnson about bringing
forward the zero-emissions target to 2035, PRV Engineering takes a look at some
of the myths behind electric vehicles.
3D Printing has come a long way in the last few years and the latest development involves mass-producible electric cars. In 2018, Italy’s XEV announced they were partnering with Chinese 3D printing firm, Polymaker, to build a small, inexpensive electric city car called the LSEV.
Russia is the latest country to announce launching a new electric vehicle. Russian Engineering and Manufacturing Company (REMC) is launching the first locally manufactured electric vehicle, naming it Zetta.
Early reports suggest it could be the cheapest electric vehicle ever built with an expected price tag of just $7,000 (£5,400). Zetta is short for Zero Emission Terra Transport Asset and should be ready for launch early in 2020 after the final certification stages.
The World Automotive Conference was held in Istanbul on October 17 2019, where experts presented possible solutions for keeping up with future trends in the automotive sector.
From managing global economic challenges to overcoming changing industry demands, 50 speakers added tremendous value to the conversation. There are various issues plaguing the automotive sector including too much traffic, too many cars, bad drivers, inadequate public transport, air pollution and not enough parking.
These may not be the trends that are directly shaping the automotive industry but they are important nonetheless. It clearly indicates some of the consumer feedback which the automotive sector needs to respond to.