light-weight materials

Toyota expects weight, fuel savings from technology due in 2015

Nov. 29, 2013 06:01 CET
Toyota targets big weight savings and fuel economy gains with new technology due in 2015, the company's top r&d executives said.... Read More »

 

Toyota expects weight savings, mpg gains

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Toyota Motor Corp. targets big weight savings and fuel economy gains with new technology coming in 2015, the company's top r&d executives said. Toyota should be able to slash overall vehicle weight by up to 20 percent with vehicles based on the so-called Toyota New Global Architecture, or TNGA, said Mitsuhisa Kato.... Read More »

 

Redesigned C class sheds 200 pounds but keeps its power

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
The redesigned Mercedes-Benz C class scheduled to debut at the Detroit auto show in January has a new lightweight body structure that Mercedes says will shave as much as 220 pounds, depending on the engine used.... Read More »

 

Lighter, stronger, more fuel efficient

6:16 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
While most fuel economy gains will come from more efficient powertrains, shedding weight also can help. Automakers improve fuel economy about 1 percent for each 110 pounds they remove from their design, regardless of other changes.... Read More »

 

LED acceptance is vital to Marelli's U.S. growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
Magneti Marelli intends on slipping past U.S. market leader Koito to become North America's biggest auto lighting supplier.... Read More »

 

Automakers spread more glue to eliminate weight, rattles

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
Carmakers including Audi and Mercedes-Benz are turning to high-tech adhesives as they seek ways to make vehicles lighter and tougher. Automakers are using more aluminum and exotic composites, which cannot be welded together but have to be glued with adhesives that will not lose their strength and can hold together parts even at top speeds and high pressure.... Read More »

 

Subscribe
Latest digital edition
Digital Edition Archive
Table of Contents
 Automotive News
Special Report
How a Texas Toyota store solved used-car-supply challenge

How a Texas Toyota store solved used-car-supply challenge

Mike Shaw Toyota in Corpus Christi, Texas, struggled to find good used cars. So it started providing free appraisals to service customers and offered to buy their vehicles on the spot. Mon., April 14
» Watch the Video
     
News by Brand


Rocket Fuel