HEV Pressurized Plastic Fuel Tank
2019 - PACE Award Finalist
What: Lighter fuel tank withstands pressure
Innovation: TI Automotive has developed a blow-mold plastic fuel tank that can withstand more than 350 mbar pressure, compared with the common level of less than 100 mbar, making it suitable to replace steel tanks in weight-sensitive hybrid and electric applications. The innovation, using unique internal pillars, gives customers an affordable option with a weight savings of 25 percent.
First Customer: Volkswagen MQB platform
Web site: tiautomotive.com