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Resource efficient design for lightweight cars

Belgian automotive group WorldAutoSteel has developed light-weight, steel-intensive designs that reduce (electric) vehicle weight. Using less metal not only reduces energy use in the production stage, but also increases fuel efficiency during use.

  • Material impact:¬†reduce (electric) vehicle weight by up to 39% or 270kg for a typical family car
  • Emissions impact:¬†lifetime saving of 3 - 4.5 tonnes of emissions.

Read more at:

http://www.worldautosteel.org/projects/future-steel-vehicle/phase-2-results/

https://www.worldsteel.org/publications/fact-sheets/content/02/text_files/file0/document/fact_energy_2016.pdf