Lighter Cars

Inaugural Altair Enlighten Award To Be Presented At CAR Summer EventThe inaugural Altair Enlighten Award competition for top ideas in "lightweighting" the automobile will announce its winner on the first day of the 2013 CAR Management Briefing Seminars, the Troy-based engineering company announced Friday.
FEV Study Finds Significant Weight Loss Possible For CarsFEV Inc., a developer of advanced powertrain and vehicle technologies, announced hat it has completed a Phase 2 Light-Duty Vehicle Mass Reduction and Cost Analysis Study under contract to the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
CAR Creates New Group To Make Lighter -- But Still Safe -- CarsThe Center for Automotive Research Tuesday announced the launch of the Coalition of Automotive Lightweighting Materials to support efforts by auto manufacturers to aggressively down-weight vehicles to improve performance, fuel economy and safety.