Vehicle Weight Reduction for Optimal Performance


Vehicle weight reduction saves energy, minimizes brake and tire wear, and perhaps most welcome, it cuts down emissions. Lightweighting vehicles are directly linked to lower CO2 emissions and improved fuel economy. The benefits of even modest vehicle weight reduction are significant. Reducing an automobile’s weight by a mere 50 kg (110 lbs) reduces up to 5 g of CO2 /km and increases fuel economy by up to 2%.