CAFE Fuel Economy 2025: Multi-Material Solutions

Aluminum continues to lead the list of materials the auto industry relies on to meet the 2025 CAFE fuel economy standards, with a full 25% of respondents to the 2016 WardsAuto survey saying it’s part of their current portfolios. Unchanged from the previous year, 21% percent of respondents asserted that multi-material solutions are part of their portfolios, while other materials, including engineering plastics and advanced high-strength steels accounted for roughly a quarter of the respondents' responses. Advanced composites as a material family is a focus for 11% of the respondents, unchanged from the previous year.


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