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Makers Still Focusing on Lighter Materials, Better Engines to Meet CAFE

Survey shows new transmissions, electrification getting looks too.

by on Aug.06, 2015

Automakers are still focused on using lighter materials and more efficient engines to meet stringent fuel economy standards coming in 2025.

Broader use of lightweight materials, such as aluminum, and ever more efficient new engines top the list of strategies the auto industry is using to meet 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy or CAFE standard of 54.5 mpg, according the annual Wards Auto survey of engineers from both automakers and major suppliers.

The study, sponsored by DuPont Automotive, also shows that carmakers and suppliers are taking a hard look at a variety of technologies as the mid-term review deadline looms. Interest in diesel engines, fuel cell and even bio-fuels all increased in this year’s survey.

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However, transmission technologies, new to this year’s survey, and electrification form the second tier of strategies, according to the nearly 900 respondents in the automotive design and engineering community.  (more…)

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