UK EV manufacturer signs £38m deal with printed circuit board supplier

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Trackwise, a UK-based manufacturer of flexible printed circuit boards, has announced that it has signed a three-year deal to supply its FPCs to a UK electric vehicle manufacturer.

The use of flexible printed circuit (FPC) boards for EV battery packs not only save space and weight, which enables the vehicle to go further on a single charge and reduce emissions, but also saves part count and assembly time, leading to increased efficiencies during build processes.

The large quantity and precisely defined cell connections and monitoring locations in battery modules are well-suited to FPCs, and Trackwise’s Improved Harness Technology (IHT) can be made to any length depending on requirements and manufacturers are no longer restricted to traditional, shorter lengths.

Philip Johnston, CEO of Trackwise, commented: “The UK was the first major economy to set a legally binding target to cut its greenhouse gas emissions to “net-zero” by 2050. We’re delighted to be working with a UK-based EV manufacturer at the forefront of driving the adoption of sustainable technologies and we acknowledge and are grateful to the support of the Faraday Battery Challenge. The selection of Trackwise to help power EVs at scale is a fantastic endorsement of how our technology can help the UK build a robust and reliable domestic supply chain. This in turn will help the government achieve its goal in significantly reducing CO₂ emissions.”

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