This report looks at the impact of tighter emission standards such as the RDE on OEM lightweighting strategies. It focusses on the short-term, long-term, positive, and negative impacts of RDE and beyond on lightweighting efforts. The report also analyzes the options for OEMs from both the strategic and technical design points of view. It also includes some of the apparent choices for OEMs as well as suppliers across the component, as well as some subcomponent, systems. The report includes specific early insights from the upcoming IHS Markit global forecast around lightweighting and materials to provide a holistic recommendation on how OEMs and vendors could assimilate lightweighting as part of their DNA and not only as an after-product-launch Kaizen initiative.
1) Emission norms—Pushing down global emissions, and vehicle weight with it
2) WLTP, RDE and the road ahead
1) General Impact on lightweighting strategy :component area wise
2) Impact on broader OEM lightweighting strategy
Conclusion and takeaways