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Aluminum can boost fuel economy by 18% at a cost of $1 per kg

Friday, April 26th, 2013 | Permalink

A recent study by the EDAG Group (Fulda, Germany) commissioned by the Aluminum in Transportation Group of the US Aluminum Association indicates that an all-aluminum body in white (BIW) could deliver potential mass savings in the 35-40 percent range over a base steel BIW. This, when combined with secondary mass savings and other design changes, could reportedly boost fuel economy by around 18 percent. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Lightweighting options for heavy trucks

Monday, April 8th, 2013 | Permalink

An increased industry emphasis on fuel efficiency, safety and operator comfort are accelerating the drive for heavy truck OEMs and their tier suppliers to discover new solutions for lightweighting, better ergonomics, styling, and sustainability. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – April 2013 Keywords:  Heavy trucks Sabic Innovative Plastics thermoplastics read more

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