Nanosteel has released an infographic promoting automotive lightweighting as a principal solution to improving fuel economy.

‘There can be advantages to losing weight in the body of a vehicle, the impact of which compounds through secondary systems such as the powertrain and suspension,’ the company said. ‘The result is a 6-8% improvement in fuel economy for a 10% reduction in vehicle weight. Additionally, the lower spending on gas that results from the fuel economy improvements achieved through weight reduction can be accomplished without impacting the driving experience. For these reasons, lightweighting will become increasingly important as the global automotive industry works to achieve the U.S. CAFE standards targets of 54.5MPG by 2025.'

The full infographic can be found here.

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