What Can We Expect Electric Vehicle Technology to Look Like?

18/07/2022

Rising fuel prices and inflation are driving the demand for electric vehicles globally. According to Vantage Market Research, the global electric car market will reach a market value of about £293.61 billion by 2028, indicating a compound annual growth rate of about 19%. Automakers are also shifting their focus to electric vehicle technology to meet this demand and require highly-skilled, multi-disciplinary engineers to develop the next generation of electric vehicles.   
 
You can take advantage of these opportunities by enrolling in the MSc Electric Vehicle Technology course at the University of Bolton. The degree aims to provide you with the necessary skills to meet the industry’s demand and help automakers achieve their future goals. Here is what to expect from electric vehicle technology in 2023. 

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Self-charging Capabilities 

Automakers are seeking to improve the self-charging capabilities of their vehicles. Toyota, Kia and Lexus are the pioneers of this technology, but their models are not fully electric. Instead, they use traditional fuel and electric vehicle technology to ensure you get maximum mileage from your vehicle. Regenerative braking charges the car’s batteries, but this is only enough to perform basic functions such as indicating and rapid acceleration. 
 
Manufacturers are seeking individuals who can improve on the existing technology to make their future models more efficient and competitive. The MSc Electric Vehicle Technology degree develops your capability to explore, critically analyse, and evaluate complex engineering problems, making you an ideal candidate for them. 
 
Increased Range and Quicker Charging Times 

How long does it take to charge an electric vehicle? Kia states that it takes anywhere from 30 minutes to half a day, depending on several factors. Another issue with current electric vehicles is their range. Despite some models achieving about 400 miles on a single charge, these tend to be too expensive for the average consumer. 
 
Manufacturers are looking for new battery technology for fast charging and maximum output. The challenge is that there are very few specialists in the field, resulting in the slow improvement of the technology. MSc Electric Vehicle Technology graduates are perfect for these roles since the programme develops their capabilities in designing, developing and optimising electric vehicle technology. 

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Improved Infrastructure 

Another thing that electric vehicle owners can anticipate is improved infrastructure. Public charging station options are limited, and governments are setting up initiatives to increase their availability. The implementation requires specialists to assist in the planning, designing and managing of the projects. 
 
The University of Bolton’s MSc in Electric Vehicle Technology provides you with the necessary skills to take up these roles as they become available. It also improves your project management skills and teaches you about smart engineering systems, enabling you to implement these infrastructure projects with the utmost efficiency.   
 
MSc Electric Vehicle Technology at the University of Bolton 

The MSc Electric Vehicle Technology is a 12-month course that equips you with all the competencies set out by the Engineering Council and UK-SPEC to prepare you for a career in the electric vehicle industry. 
 
You will study at the UK’s-only £13 million National Centre for Motorsport Engineering at the University of Bolton, with industry-standard computer-aided design and analysis software and fully equipped vehicle workshops. Visit the MSc in Electric Vehicle Technology page or make a direct course inquiry for more information.   
 
You can also contact enquiries@bolton.ac.uk or call us on 01204 903807 to speak to a member of our team; remember we are here to help! 
 

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