THE AGE OF THE COACHBUILDER WILL RE­TURN

Autocar - - A CARVOYANT’S GUIDE TO 2019 TOP TIPS - DP

The so-called skate­board elec­tric car plat­form, as Matt Prior de­scribes above, has quickly be­come the lay­out of choice for premium EVS. The bat­tery cells and mo­tors are all com­modi­ties, which means a global au­to­mo­tive sup­plier will soon start of­fer­ing its own such plat­form to car mak­ers. Not only does that save man­u­fac­tur­ers the cost of de­vel­op­ing one them­selves, it also means smaller firms will be able to buy in a rolling chas­sis and add their own body­work and cab­ins. The age of the au­to­mo­tive coachbuilder will be back upon us.

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