Michael Gove’s recent announcement that the sale of new diesel and petrol cars will be banned by 2040 is likely to have wide-reaching consequences for the PCB industry. But will these changes be favourable, or does the announcement herald the start of a long hard winter in the PCB industry?
The move towards a reliance on electrical engineering over more traditional mechanical engineering is likely to signal that the electronics industry can safely gear up for an increase in demand for printed circuit boards.
How electric cars will impact the PCB industry
Those organisations most likely to be affected include businesses, like Garner Osborne that service a wide range of Industrial sectors including automotive
As the move to electrically powered cars takes place, PCBs will play a more significant role in the production and running of cars, buses and other electrically powered vehicles.
We can also expect to see an increase in demand for chargers too.
And with the promise of driverless cars also on the horizon, we can expect to see even more PCBs used in the automotive industry, in design and manufacture.