A Look at 2017 Safety Component and Options for Future Lightweighting

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

Faced with pressing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) 2025 targets, automobile manufacturers are using a number of methods to improve fuel economy. Engine downsizing, turbo systems, electrification, aerodynamics and lightweighting are among the most effective methods. In 2017, there was considerable focus on electrification—will it gain market acceptance, and if so, how will it affect material selection? Logically, range-limited vehicles will benefit most from lightweight materials. Yet because they are adding expensive batteries and related operating systems, costs must be carefully managed.

Read the Full Article Here

Explore More Publications

Light Duty Vehicle Market

Automotive Roof Lightweighting

For the Lightweighting World Magazine, Mayflower Consulting summarized a study on roof materials to reduce vehicle weight.  The article provides insight on the study, how