Lightweight and electromobility
Leightweight reaches more and more importance in the automotive industry. Less weight means less moving quantity and with it less need of motor fuel. In order of that, the CO2 emissions can be reduced. Next to the Europe-wide, by law regulated duty forces to lower the CO2 emissions until 2020, there is the goal of the German government to have one million electric vehicles on German streets until 2020. In order to fulfill this goal, the "Bundesregierung" supports the realization with several financial means for research and development.
Now, our engineers are challenged: The future vehicles not only have to achieve the constantly increasing demands in security, comfort as well as new technical features but be way more light weighted as well.