Vehicle Lightweighting

Posted By on January 7, 2015

Vehicle lightweighting is just one more way we as a society are able to reduce our impact on the environment. Lightweight refers to making various changes and adjustments to the type and amount of materials used in the construction of something, in order to reduce the final product’s overall weight. In the instance with vehicles, choosing lighter materials, reducing the amount of materials used, or perhaps both, results in a vehicle with a lighter curb weight. A lighter vehicle generally requires less fuel to run, which in turn means a reduction in carbon emissions.

Many companies are working hand-in-hand with vehicle manufacturers to produce vehicles that are lighter in weight. From family sedans to 18-wheelers to commercially-sized farm equipment, the process of going lightweight is a very smart tactic that can result in not just perks for the environment, but also perks for the wallet. Less materials means less cost in material creation and usage, and these savings are passed all the way down to the everyday consumer.

With so many vehicle manufacturers and government agencies favoring the trend of decreasing vehicle weights in order to reduce the dependency on fuel to run them and subsequently the overall impact to the environment, it makes sense to try to purchase vehicles or other materials that are made with the use of lightweight components.

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