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Increasing Fuel Economy through Lightweighting: An Overview

March 19, 2015

Download the eBookIn 2012, the government finalized Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards mandating that cars and light-duty trucks reach 54.5 mpg by 2025. That attractive figure nearly doubles average gas mileage for today’s vehicles, but how can automakers reliably meet this lofty goal in just ten years?

Our new overview, Increasing Fuel Economy through Lightweighting, takes a look at lightweighting—the technology that promises to have a big impact on fuel efficiency.

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As the demand for lighter automobiles grows, so too does the need for innovative solutions in advanced lightweight materials manufacturing. EWI can help OEMs and automotive suppliers overcome their technical challenges and become more competitive.

Please share this overview with anyone who might be interested in learning more about the potential of lightweighting technology. If you have any questions, contact Mark Yadach, Business Development Manager – Automotive, at myadach@ewi.org or 248.921.5838