Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

1

Nissan to reduce vehicle weight with the help of high strength steel

By FaezClutchless on 15 Mar 2013

Attached Image

The usage of advanced materials to cut vehicle weight has been rapidly increasing nowadays. Many automakers have started using materials such as aluminium, carbon fibre and carbon fibre reinforced plastics on their new models.

Attached Image

Nissan has recently announced that they will initiate a new plan which will radically reduce vehicle weight over the next few years.

The Japanese auto firm's plan will involve the usage of high strength steel in up to twenty five percent for all new vehicles. The usage of high strength steel in the automotive industry is nothing new and it has been proven that it could save unnecessary weight.

But the usage of high strength has been very limited. This is due to it being very difficult to mould into complex shapes. And many automakers have chosen other materials in order to reduce vehicle weight.

Nissan has developed a new 1.2 GPa ultra high strength steel which retains all the structural benefits of ordinary high strength steel but it offers a higher degree of formability and greater elongation. This will allow it to be used for parts which have complex shapes.

Additionally, the company also mentioned that their current production lines are able to be modified to use the new high strength steel without any additional major upgrades. The company will start using the new material in 2017 and this will reduce vehicle weight by fifteen percent.

new technology, other news, japan and 9 more...

Viewed: 412 times

Related Blog Posts
FaezClutchless
Written by FaezClutchless
Some say that his blood is actually RON98 petrol and some say that his right foot weighs over 20kg. But all that we know about Faez is that he loves to drive and is a JDM enthusiast.



  • 1
Kangadrool Mar 17 2013 02:24 AM
The first thing to reduce is the weight of the seats. Lotsa of chao tee used. laugh.gif
  • 1
 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
The Honda NSX is slated to come Singapore some time next year and according to paultan.org, it is...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
Renault's next Megane RS has been spotted in South Europe doing some testing with minimal cam...
Photo
China Xinhua News has reported that the Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), born to help China deal with...
Photo
While this is not the most scientific test to see which driven pair of wheels gives better tracti...
Photo
A New Jersey luxury car dealership is being sued by a United States resident and Indian national...
Photo
To an automotive enthusiast, driving a manual is a joy and not a chore. However, not everyone is...
   Lifestyle Articles