• Magnesium vehicle construction

    Another day, another material that could lead to lighter vehicles of the future. The latest candidate? Magnesium. Magnesium componentry in cars is nothing new of course. Magnesium alloy wheels are popular in the motorsport world where light weight and impressive strength are paramount. Now, researchers in Germany believe that it could be used in greater capacity throughout vehicle construction. To prove it, they're showing a magnesium door at the Hannover Messe, an annual trade fair for innovative technology in Germany. The magnesium door weighs about 10 lbs, where a standard steel door would...

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    2011 Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Tesla Model S ‘Body-In-White’ Live Photos

    The last we heard of Tesla’s upcoming Model S all-electric sedan was that the car was in an ‘Alpha’ build stage, where akin to the software industry the Model S is in its first rough draft of the final product. Today at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show we got to see a bit more of the...

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