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Changing vehicles – impact on metals, plastics and energy


Changing vehicles – impact on metals, plastics and energy

Report summary

In this insight we look at how and why the materials used to manufacture vehicles have changed and discuss what future changes to material use in automotive mean for steel, zinc, aluminium, magnesium, plastics and energy. We believe that lightweighting will remain an important component in improving fuel economy and as a result we expect to see further changes to material use...  

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This Metals Insight report highlights the key issues surrounding this topic, and draws out the implications for those involved.

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  • Executive summary
  • The evolution of vehicle design
  • Modern ways to lose weight
  • Choice of material is not always straightforward
    • Relative suitability of materials
  • What next?
  • Implications for steel
  • Implications for zinc
  • Implications for aluminium
  • Implications for plastics
  • Implications for magnesium
  • Implications for energy

In this report there are 7 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • The evolution of vehicle design
    • Mass market cars have steadily increased in weight…
    • Changing vehicles – impact on metals, plastics and energy: Image 2
  • Modern ways to lose weight
  • Choice of material is not always straightforward
    • Changing vehicles – impact on metals, plastics and energy: Image 3
    • Changing vehicles – impact on metals, plastics and energy: Table 1
  • What next?
  • Implications for steel
    • Changing vehicles – impact on metals, plastics and energy: Image 4
  • Implications for zinc
  • Implications for aluminium
  • Implications for plastics
    • Changing vehicles – impact on metals, plastics and energy: Table 2
  • Implications for magnesium
  • Implications for energy
    • Efficiency gains as a proportion of fuel demand on a total fuel basis
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