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As we all know, electric vehicles are the future, this is why they are so popular!
In just two years’ time, 20% of all new cars sold globally will be electric, according to the latest forecast by the investment bank UBS.
A lot of this is owed to the growth and development of the multi-billion-dollar company Tesla, which built up a net value of around $1 trillion today. So, with electric vehicles (EVs) set to take over sooner than we all expected, let’s look at how sustainable vehicle technology is taking a leading position in our future.
10 million jobs by 2030
The EV industry is dynamic, and stakeholders are commissioning new projects to improve their processes all the time. For example, the UK government has set a deadline of 2030 for removing petrol and diesel-powered vehicles from the car sales market. This creates a huge demand for EV engineering talent in research and development, infrastructure, technology, and manufacturing.
Improved quality of life
There are multiple ways in which EVs have the potential to improve our quality of life. A major factor is their low carbon footprint. Electric cars release fewer emissions than fuel-powered vehicles, meaning they contribute to the slowing down of global warming in the long term. Even hybrid vehicles produce zero-emission when they run on battery power alone. As a result of this, EVs also improve the overall air quality; according to studies, electric cars can reduce carbon pollution, which in turn creates a positive impact on air quality.
Not to mention that EVs can also help the current cost-of-living crisis in the long run by being cheaper to maintain. This is because they don’t contain a radiator, exhaust system, fuel pump, fuel tank, or starter motor. Alternatively, the battery, charging port, and thermal management system that they have requires little servicing.
Adds up to a Great Career Investment
If you are thinking of a career in this exciting and dynamic sector, salaries are among the best in the job market, with annual average salaries of £52,407. Owning an electric vehicle also saves you from costly petrol prices and road tax. Zero-emission cars in the UK are exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty, with alternative fuel vehicles and hybrids paying a discounted rate.
Did this encourage you to want to work at the heart of this future-proof industry? In the answer is yes, the BEng (Hons) Sustainable and Electronic Vehicle Engineering course from Bolton University could be a great platform for a brighter, greener future.
- You will study and learn in the UK’s only £13 million National Centre for Motorsport Engineering
- We have strong company links through our professional partnerships and our Industry Advisory Board, ensuring that our course is relevant to current and future trends
- You will have access to industry-standard computer-aided design and analysis software, as well as to our fully equipped vehicle workshops and our composite, machining, fabrication and additive manufacturing facilities
- Our academic and technical lecturers have decades of industrial experience in the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, and electronic industries
- The course is designed to fully meet the academic requirements for professional registration to Incorporated Engineer and to partially meet the requirements for Chartered Engineer
So, if you are looking for a supportive and positive learning environment where students are known by their names is what you are looking for, then Bolton could be a great choice. Take a look at our course details to find out why our students love #UniAsItShouldBe.
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