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BMW i3 Carbon Fiber Monocoque Chassis

Shedding Extra Pounds

Safety has long been a hot topic in debates over increasing fuel efficiency, but this is less so today. In 2002, Senator Trent Lott warned of ‘purple people-eaters’ (read: silly-looking golf carts) taking over the market if CAFE standards were

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Lightweight Car Doors Can Help MPG

Lightweighting vehicles is a big deal. The lighter the car, the less relative energy required to move it down the road. This thinking has been influencing car design and manufacturing for some time now as automakers strive to make models

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  • June 25, 2013
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GM Champions Magnesium Sheet Metal

It’s a given that it will take more than just better powerplants to reach the 54.5 mpg federal fuel economy standard set for coming years. To this end, automakers are exploring every part of an automobile for ways to eke

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  • October 28, 2012
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