Whether it is steel, aluminum, glass, plastic, magnesium , or something else, you’re going to find it in a car or truck and you’re going to find it here. Even wood. Really.
While Ford has reset the stakes in the light-duty pickup market with the aluminum-intensive F-150, that’s not the whole story of what they’ve done to this new generation of America’s best-selling vehicle.
The engineers at Zenos Cars have combined recycled carbon fiber, drinking straws and aluminum to create a chassis for a low-volume sports car.
Jeff Sternberg—a chemist—is helping automakers achieve their lightweight objectives as he is DuPont’s global automotive technology director.
They start with the platform that gave rise to the award-winning ATS Sedan, then created a stylish, striking compact coupe that’s targeted at European competitors.
The use of aluminum has been long in coming in the auto industry. Longer, by far, than even some people in the aluminum industry had imagined.
This year McLaren Automotive will produce approximately 1,400 cars in its remarkable manufacturing facility, the McLaren Production Centre, in Woking, Surrey, England.
Although BMW i3 electric vehicles have been on sale in the U.S. since May 2014, I must confess to never having seen one in the wild.
When you think of Fiat in the U.S. market, you probably think first of the diminutive 500 (139.6 in. long) and its variants such as its Abarth trim.