Firms work to cut car weight

by Karl Henkel
The Detroit News
October 25, 2012

As automakers prepare to meet strict fuel-efficiency standards, some have already ditched ashtrays, CD players and spare tires to reduce weight.

But the body, which makes up most of a typical car’s weight, will be the area where automakers will have to shed the most poundage if they want to meet upcoming Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards.

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