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InCar plus – for the cars of the future

InCar plus – for the cars of the future

Lighter, cheaper, greener

The cars of the future need to be lighter, greener, and more economical. This can be achieved if experts from all disciplines work together – as in InCar plus, our biggest ever development project for the automotive industry.

Our combined knowledge of materials, components, processing, and production equipment is almost unrivalled. It has enabled us to develop 40 new solutions for our automotive customers in the areas of powertrain, steering, chassis, and body. All of these solutions improve significantly on the current state of the art – in terms of either weight, cost, sustainability, or performance.

Up to 50 percent lighter

Up to 50 percent lighter

When it comes to part weight, customers can benefit from savings of up to 50 percent. Costs are up to 20 percent lower. InCar plus also makes a significant contribution to climate protection: Our innovations permit savings of up to eight grams of CO2 per kilometer. Viewed over the entire life cycle of a car, including production and recycling, InCar plus stands for savings of 1.76 tons of CO2 per vehicle.

Certified LCAs

Certified LCAs

Life cycle assessments (LCAs) have been drawn up for the InCar plus innovations that provide transparency not only into emissions during driving but also into the environmental impacts over the entire product lifecycle, from raw material extraction to production and use to recycling. With InCar plus, OEMs know from the outset exactly what impact the use of a specific material or part will have on the LCA of their vehicles.

Successes:

  • Up to 50 percent lower weight
  • Up to 20 percent lower costs
  • Up to 1.76 tons less CO2 over the vehicle life cycle
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