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Vehicle lightweighting remains an important theme in the automotive industry

Vehicle lightweighting is an important sector in the automotive industry, and as new developments are released, the market will continue to rise. Lightweighting is the concept of creating vehicles that weigh less allowing for fuel-efficiency and improved handling.

In this thematic research, GlobalData explains that despite the de-emphasis of this theme after the emergence of CASE (connected, autonomous, sharing, electrified) framework, vehicle lightweighting shouldn’t be ignored.

  • What you will discover...
  • Electrified vehicles are still in a minority, and as such the need for fuel-saving development is still there
  • Vehicle lightweighting can be developed in several ways such as carbon fibre parts, plastic windshields, and aluminium foam bumpers
  • Companies will need to stay on top of the trends and make adjustments to strategies to improve vehicle fuel efficiency

Don't let vehicle lightweighting insights pass you by...

It is important to note that regulations on CO2 emissions are constantly tightening and these force manufacturers to adapt their vehicles. To meet CAFE (corporate average fuel economy) standards, aluminium will be a key material of interest.

Companies mentioned in this report include:

Stadco, Gestamp Automocion, Tata AutoComp Systems Ltd, Solvay, Accuride Corporation, 3M, Continental AG, Alcoa, Inc, BASF SE, Benteler International AG, CIE Automotive SA, Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc, Dow Automotive Systems

Using this report you will be able to align your product development strategies to create more fuel-efficient vehicles. To use this report and maximise your success in this industry, click ‘Buy Now’.

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