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Under the skin: Why aluminium is a weight watcher's friend

29 days ago   |   By Autocar

With EVs needing increasingly heavy batteries to provide longer ranges, lightweight construction has never been more important to car makers
Try going for a run, or even a couple of trips upstairs, wearing a 30kg backpack and it soon becomes obvious how much hard work it takes to lug that extra weight around.
Lightweight technology is even more pressing with the rise of EVs, as the multiple-award-winning Jaguar I-Pace demonstrates. It makes no sense to build an EV with a heavier steel chassis and body and then compensate for that weight with a bigger, heavier battery.
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