PARIS – Faurecia sees structural composites as new automotive territory to conquer. Potential vehicle-weight savings of 30% vs. steel, and BMW’s use of carbon-fiber composites in its i3 and i8 hybrid models, are making structural-composites development a priority for the French supplier. To auto makers, weight reduction is crucial toward meeting future fuel-economy standards. With 22 lbs. (10 kg) representing 1g/km of carbon-dioxide emissions, the target generally is 20% weight ...

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