Future Cars Grow Lean on Diet of Light Materials

WASHINGTON, DC,October 21, 1999 (ENS) - Innovative, lightweight materials could help shape the cars of tomorrow into more efficient, cleaner running machines. Some of the materials, like aluminum, are familiar in other forms; others involve natural fibers that might seem more at home on the farm. In addition, vehicle developers are focusing increasingly on ability to recycle vehicle components at the end of their useful lives...

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