Mechanical engineers have spent many a decade carefully developing numerous components for cars to improve their performance, quality, and most importantly, safety. However, the rise of electric vehicles (or EVs as they are commonly referred to) is set to significantly alter the way that mechanical engineers work – the biggest being the movement from internal combustion engines to cleaner battery-based power systems.

The traditional automobile industry is subject to changes driven by technology and market demands. These changes include breakthrough technological advances and when the market demands and adopts new technology quickly.