Jaguar Land Rover researching new lightweight composite materials
When it comes to automobile manufacturing, there is no denying that an extensive amount of research and development is required. From the materials used to the computer’s technology, there is a lot that needs to be considered and taken into account. With that in mind, we are going to take a look at the research and development that the team at Jaguar Land Rover is doing with regard to new lightweight materials for their vehicles. Read on, and give us a call if you are interested in purchasing a Jaguar Land Rover for yourself.
There is no denying that Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is one of the leaders in the industry when it comes to research and development. They have been conducting extensive research into the best lightweight composite materials for use in their vehicles. In fact, they are currently working on a project, which is expected to last four years, which is all about making JLR a global leader when it comes to the use of low-carbon technology, which will help to prevent 4.5 million tons of CO2 emissions from 2023 and 2032.
The British manufacturer is looking to create lightweight powertrain and vehicle structures so that the conventional use of steel and aluminium are replaced. Composite materials are going to be tested to make sure that the added on-demand torque of an electric motor can be handled. The end goal is for the environmental impact of production to be reduced considerably, and for efficiency to be improved as well.
JLR have listed a number of objectives they are looking to reach with this project. They hope to increase the stiffness of vehicles from today’s levels by as much as 30 per cent. This is just the start! They also want to enhance crash safety by using tailored composites, like carbon fibre, and they also want to lower the body weight of the vehicle of 35kg.
Their efforts are being referred to as the Tucana project. By next year, the business anticipates that a fleet of Tucana prototype vehicles will be ready so that this can be tested. Car enthusiasts eagerly await to see what the results of this project will be. Will Jaguar Land Rover be able to reach their goals? We’re looking forward to seeing the results.
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