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Automotive Vehicle Lightweighting - Global Sector Overview and Forecast to 2030 (Q1 2021 Update)

March 2021 | 140 pages | ID: A0DA1C7FF01BEN
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Automotive Vehicle Lightweighting - Global Sector Overview and Forecast to 2030 (Q1 2021 Update)

SUMMARY

Automotive industry has been under pressure to change the way it designs and builds vehicles, due to factors such as the increasing impact of passenger and pedestrian safety requirements and the competitive intensity caused by globalisation and manufacture in low-cost economies. Governmental pressure in Europe and North America to reduce the CO2 emissions has also prompted automakers and their supply base to develop automotive technology to meet those strict emission limits.

Consequently, more and more vehicles are incorporating components aimed at mass reduction, parts consolidation to reduce assembly costs and more efficient recycling. The automaker's need to improve overall fuel economy in vehicles has led to the trend toward minimising vehicle weight. The use of performance materials such as high strength steel and aluminium is on the rise and heavier traditional materials, such as steel and iron, are being replaced whenever possible.

The report “Automotive Vehicle Lightweighting - Global Sector Overview and Forecast to 2030 (Q1 2021 Update)” provides a comprehensive overview of the Vehicle Lightweighting megatrend, the technologies, materials and suppliers involved, and material content forecasts out to 2030.

SCOPE

Based on exclusive interviews, primary research and proprietary data this study includes -
  • Material developments including Aluminium, Carbon Fibre, Magnesium, Organics, Plastics, Composites and Steel.
  • A comprehensive overview of lightweight developments for each of the following areas: -
  • Body and Exterior - Body-in-White; Doors; Front-End Modules; Glazing.
  • Chassis - Suspension and Braking components.
  • Interior - Cockpits and Seating.
  • Powertrain - Engines.
  • Driveline and Fuel Systems.
  • Exclusive interviews with OE suppliers.
  • Updated profiles of the major automotive companies active in providing lightweight solutions.
  • PESTER analysis - Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Environmental and Regulatory Motivators for this megatrend.
REASONS TO BUY
  • Gain a quick and comprehensive overview of Lightweight Vehicle manufacturing.
  • Hear direct from leading companies on their strategies and plans.
  • Review the latest and most significant technological developments.
  • Know the key trends within this area and what's driving them.
  • Spot opportunities and threats in this area.
  • Establish key companies' latest activities and prospects.
Introduction
Pester analysis
Body & exterior
Body-in-white
Aluminium
Carbon fibre
Magnesium
Doors and front-end modules
Aluminium
Magnesium
Organic materials
Plastics and composites
Steel
Glazing
Plastics and composites
Roofs
Magnesium
Plastics and composites
Steel
Chassis
Suspension and braking components
Aluminium
Carbon ceramic disc brakes
Organic materials
Plastics and composites
Steel
Tyres
Companies
Aluminium
Accuride Corporation
Aleris
Arconic Inc
Bodine Aluminum
Constellium
Martinrea International
Nemak
Novelis
Shiloh Industries Inc
Showa Denko
Stadco
Plastics and composites

3M

Asahi Kasei Plastics
Autoneum
BASF
Biomer
CIE Automotive SA
ContiTech
Cooper-Standard Automotive
Covestro
Dow Automotive Systems
DuPont
Evonik
Faurecia
Freudenberg
Henkel
Honeywell
Lanxess
LG Chem
Magna International
Minda Corporation
Novares
Oerlikon Balzers
PPG Industries
Saint-Gobain
Samvardhana Motherson Group
Solvay
Toray Industries
Toyo Tire & Rubber
Toyoda Gosei
Trelleborg AB
Trinseo
Woodbridge Group
ZF
Steel
Aichi Steel
Benteler Automotive
Gestamp Automocion
GF Linamar
JFE Steel
Kobe Steel
NanoSteel Company
Posco
Sumitomo Corporation
Tata Steel
ThyssenKrupp
Forecasts
Aluminium
Glass
Iron
Other materials
Plastics
Steel
Fuel systems
Plastics and composites
Steel
Future developments
Concept cars
Citro?n C1 Urban Ride
Citro?n C4 Cactus
Ford Mondeo
Infiniti Q80 Inspiration
Magna's MILA Blue
Renault Eolab
Other future vehicle lightweighting developments
Composite materials
Exhausts
Lotus Engineering
Smart materials
Tubes
Ultra-lightweight sports car
Volvo’s lightweight structural energy storage components
Production cars
BMW i3 electric vehicle
Volkswagen XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle (SEV)
Interior
Cockpits
Magnesium
Organic materials
Plastics and composites
Other
Passive safety systems
Seating
Carbon fibre
Magnesium
Organic materials
Plastics and composites
Steel
Material development
Aluminium
Carbon fibre
Magnesium
Organic materials
Plastics and composites
Steel
Other
Adhesives
Airbags
Batteries
Brake pedals
Floor mats
Foam
Glazing
Power electronics
Starter motors
Wiring harnesses
Powertrain
Aluminium
Carbon fibre
Magnesium
Organic materials
Plastics and composites
Steel
Recycling initiatives
Batteries
Doors and front-end modules
Glass
Plastics and composites
Seating
Steel
Tyres
Wheels

LIST OF TABLES

Alternative materials: potential weight saving versus cost
Aluminium as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2030
Cost of CO2 saving
Evaluation of a clutch pedal
Examples of alternative materials to steel
Glass as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2030
Iron as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2030
Other materials as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2030
Plastics as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2030
Steel as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2030


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