How long does it take to build an electric car?

Manufacturing cars is no simple task, especially with all the parts needed and the safety testing. On average, how long does it take to build an electric car?

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Answer provided by
Marlee John
Answered on Apr 28, 2022
EVs have a lot fewer components than a traditional combustion engine vehicle and therefore they may take a bit less time to manufacture, but the time to build can vary depending on the specific project.
Rather unfortunately, vehicles don’t just appear with parts at the assembly line, but engineers must begin from the drawing board to determine what parts will be needed for the final assembly stage. Building a car can take around 18 months to engineer and assemble however this is likely assuming the design and prototype is already there.
The design and prototyping stages can take over 5 years depending on the type of vehicle and the company.
With an increasingly standardized design for EVs, companies are able to continue to improve previous designs while prototyping new concepts.
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