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Changing vehicles – impact on metals, plastics and energy

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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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  • Mass market cars have steadily increased in weight…
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  • Efficiency gains as a proportion of fuel demand on a total fuel basis
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