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UK Universities are 3-D printing lighter, brighter car parts

FLAC

The Functional Lattices for Automotive Components (FLAC) project, supported by the Universities of Nottingham and Liverpool, hopes to develop lightweight, highly efficient vehicle components The three-year project, backed by US$2.14 million of funding, will investigate how components such as brake calipers, heat sinks for LED headlights, and power train sub-systems …

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Automakers might be forced to mass-produce EVs in the United States

Tesla Model S on the production line at the company's Fremont factory. Source: Steven Jurvetson CC 2.0

EPA’s new fuel consumption rules would significantly raise fleet requirements for mpg By the end of this week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to put in place fleet requirements of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 for all automakers. The Agency has filed its midterm review of the fuel …

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