MATERIALS & LIGHTWEIGHTING

Production

The Volkswagen ID.4: What You Need to Know

It was officially unveiled and is ready for order. What Scott Keogh, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, calls “The most important launch for VW since the Beetle”
#Volkswagen

Materials & Lightweighting

Leather vs. Virus: Italian Tanner Creates New Material Treatment

Italian tanning company develops antiviral treatment for leather

Batteries

Lotus Demos Evija Hypercar

There are 5 driving modes. Spoiler alert: they’re all super fast. 
#Lotus #tech

Composites

McLaren Carbon Fiber and an Appealing UI

McLaren offers more carbon fiber for a carbon fiber-intensive car; Visteon provides F-150 digital gauge screen
#Ford #McLaren #Visteon

Production

Tesla Goes Large on Aluminum Castings

House-sized aluminum casting machines would replace most robots.
#chassis #body #tech

Production

2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak By the Numbers

Some of these digits are absolutely remarkable, as the car itself undoubtedly is, as well
#Dodge #Fiat

Interiors

Nissan’s Goal and Greener Interior Materials

Two things to know/think about
#Nissan #Covestro

Aluminum

Cars, COVID-19 and Climate Change: Driving Sustainability Forward

Life cycle assessments show vehicles designed with lightweight aluminum result in reduced emissions without product sacrifices
#covid-19 #Magna #Ford

Composites

McLaren Readies Lightweight Architecture for Future Hybrid Cars

Produced in-house, the carbon-fiber tub will start underpinning new models next year
#chassis #Carbon #McLaren

Sales

Paint by Supercar Numbers…Big Numbers

Carbon Fiber Finish Adds $443K to $3 Million Koenigsegg Supercar
#body #oddities #Carbon