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Nissan R&D Chief: Carbon Fiber Is Good For Planes, Not Cars

Nissan R&D Chief: Carbon Fiber Is Good For Planes, Not Cars

Nissan has put a lot of investment into the battery and all-electric powertrain technology in its all-electric Leaf. Yet outside of that, the Leaf is a pretty ordinary small car in materials and layout. Meanwhile, the somewhat more expensive BMW i3 takes a radically different approach to materials... read more

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2013 Land Rover Range Rover

How Cars Can Get Better Gas Mileage, Invisibly: Lower Weight

There's a lot of focus--perhaps too much--on carmakers using smaller engines, hybrids, and plug-in cars to meet increasingly higher gas-mileage standards from now through... read more August 15, 2012 by  31


 
Honda N Box

Honda Changing Construction Methods To Shed Pounds

Although much of today’s work is done via robots, and more contemporary materials are used in construction, the basic process of building an automobile hasn’t... read more December 27, 2011 by  6


 
2010 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai: No More V6s For Midsize Cars or Compact Crossovers

One of the standouts among the global carmakers at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show was Hyundai. The Korean company has seen its market share rise from 3 to 4 percent during a... read more December 4, 2009 by 


 
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