Why Automotive Manufacturers Are So Focused on Lightweighting

By on August 6, 2016 in IN THE NEWS
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The fuel economy race is on as automotive manufacturers prepare for the 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards.

The Annual WardsAuto survey, sponsored by DuPoint Automotive, found that the majority of automakers are focusing on lightweighting and engine efficiency to meet the 2025 CAFE requirements.

The survey respondents are employed by system, component or parts manufacturers, automakers, engine or engine-service companies or in automotive-related industries. This diverse group is made up of engineers, designers, marketers and managers.

Of 514 respondents, 63 percent indicated that their companies were pursuing lightweighting and the use of lightweight structural materials to meet CAFE standards. 56 percent reported that their companies were pursing engine efficiency programs. READ MORE …

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