Automotive Vehicle Lightweighting Market Trends, Sector Overview and Forecast to 2028

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  • Competitive Landscape: Provides an overview of leading component suppliers at a global and regional level, besides analyzing the recent product innovations and key strategic initiatives taken by the companies.
  • Patent Analysis: Provides an overview of patent filings in the sector across regions, countries, and top applicants.

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Automotive Vehicle Lightweighting Market Report Overview

Automakers can meet future CO2 emission targets by reducing vehicle mass using innovative materials in vehicle structures. While lighter vehicles can help to make the automotive industry more sustainable, the need for lightweighting can sometimes hinder other industry requirements.

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Key Companies Asahi Kasei Plastics, BASF, Constellium, Covestro, and Magna International
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Automotive Vehicle Lightweighting Market Trends

The continuous search for substitute materials for steel, to increase energy efficiency as well as lower carbon emissions is the primary trend that will impact the automotive industry. As the world shifts away from internal combustion engines and toward electric vehicles, the search for a stronger yet lighter metal has led to aluminum. The metal reduces vehicle weight, allowing for smoother acceleration and improving the performance, safety, efficiency, and durability of an electric vehicle, among other benefits that include environmental protection.

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Automotive Vehicle Lightweighting Market – Competitive Landscape

A few of the top companies operating in the market are:

  • Asahi Kasei Plastics
  • BASF
  • Constellium
  • Covestro
  • Magna International

Asahi Kasei Plastics: The compnay offers a range of advanced materials that are engineered for automotive applications. These lightweight high-performance plastics offer excellent strength, stiffness, and durability. They are used in various components, including interior parts, structural elements, and under-the-hood applications.

Automotive Vehicle Lightweighting Market Analysis by Companies

Automotive Vehicle Lightweighting Market Analysis by Companies

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Automotive Vehicle Lightweighting Market – Latest Developments

A few of the latest developments in the automotive vehicle lightweighting market are:

  • 11th September 2023: The EU is funding a new research project called the Forest Project. It is being managed by the Spanish research group Aimplas. The project aims to investigate advanced lightweight bio-based and recycled materials to help the transportation sector decarbonize.
  • 11th August 2023: Injection machine manufacturer Nissei Plastic aims to increase the use of EV parts made of epoxy and phenolic resins in collaboration with materials supplier Sumitomo Bakelite. Two Japanese companies are resurrecting thermoset resin molding as a process that has significant potential to aid in the lightweight of electric vehicles (EVs).

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Asahi Kasei Plastics
Magna International
Toyoda Gosei
Plastic Omnium

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Part 1: Main Trends and Drivers

    • 2.1. Trends
    • 2.2. Drivers

  • 3. Part 2: Technologies and Developments
  • 4. Part 3: PESTER Analysis
  • 5. Part 4: Latest Developments
  • 6. Part 5: Key Companies
  • 7. Part 6: Patents
  • 8. Part 7: Appendix


List of Tables

Table 1: Main trends in the Vehicle lightweighting sector

Table 2: Aluminium as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2020, 2025, 2030, 2035

Table 3: Glass as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2020. 2025, 2030, 2035

Table 4: Iron as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2020, 2025, 2030, 2035

Table 5: Other materials as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2020, 2025, 2030, 2035

Table 6: Plastics as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2020, 2025, 2030, 2035

Table 7: Steel as a percentage of total kerb weight of medium-sized passenger cars assembled in all major car producing regions, 2008-2020, 2025,2030, 2035

Table 8: Alternative materials: potential weight saving versus cost

Table 9: Examples of alternative materials to steel

Table 10: Evaluation of a clutch pedal

Table 11: Cost of CO2 saving


List of Figures

Figure 1: Mercedes-Benz C Class BIW

Figure 2: Jaguar XJ

Figure 3: Porsche Macan

Figure 4: SLS AMG E-CELL

Figure 5: Renault EOlab

Figure 6: 2013 Ford Escape door bolster

Figure 7: BMW i8

Figure 8: Mazda CX-5 crossover

Figure 9: SGS Lightweight windscreen

Figure 10: PC glazing

Figure 11: VW Golf A7 roof

Figure 12: Cooper Tire and Rubber

Figure 13: Audi suspension springs

Figure 14: IFR Automotive Twin Brake Disc

Figure 15: VW Golf

Figure 16: Citroen C4 Cactus Airflow 2L concept

Figure 17: Ford Mondeo concept

Figure 18: Infiniti Q80 Inspiration

Figure 19: Magna’s MILA

Figure 20: Renault EOlab

Figure 21: BMW i3

Figure 22: Volkswagen XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle

Figure 23: VW Golf Vi

Figure 24: Faurecia lightweight seat

Figure 25: Volvo XC90

Figure 26: Ford Mondeo

Figure 27: Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake

Figure 28: Chevrolet Volt

Figure 29: Ford Focus EV seating

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