Vehicles and Transportation

Reducing the carbon emissions of vehicles has become a priority for the automotive industry due to ever-increasing fuel costs and environmental regulations. The simplest solution is to build lighter vehicles. Because a 10% reduction in the weight of a car can save 5-7% of fuel. Automotive manufacturers are turning to composite materials to reduce the weight of vehicles, lower costs and save fuel. While composite materials have long been preferred in Formula 1 racing cars and high-end vehicles, there is a growing trend towards composites in mid-segment models. Similarly, many parts of heavy vehicles such as buses, trucks and lorries are also manufactured from composite materials.

Composite materials find a wide range of applications in the body, roof and interior design of trains and wagons used in surface and underground rail systems. Thus, lighter trains can reach higher speeds and are more energy efficient.