The reduction of CO2 emission is the key challenge of the global automotive industry. These include alternative drives or the reduction of fuel consumption and emissions in a combustion engine.
After several months of part selection, 3D design, building, and several engineering changes, GF Casting Solutions show car is finally ready at their plant in Suzhou, China to be viewed. It consists of 52 individual die-cast and iron cast parts produced by GF Casting Solutions worldwide and allows you to see where their structural components are installed in vehicles.
There is no better demonstration of the variety of GF lightweight solutions produced for the global automotive industry. Products range from body, structural and e-mobility solutions to powertrain parts and chassis components.
“In the next 10 years, the light vehicles segment will change more than it has in the past 50 years. Sustainability is and will remain a core topic driving this change. The importance of lightweight vehicles will grow strongly in the automotive sector and innovative solutions are needed to master this transition,” said Sohil Fakur, Key Account Manager at GF Casting Solutions.
The strong global demand for electric cars has also led to an increased need for lightweight vehicle parts. The French car manufacturer Renault has set the target of achieving a 50% reduction in its vehicles’ CO2 emissions by 2030 in Europe. GF Casting Solutions is supporting the efforts with a light metal battery housing for two hybrid vehicle models.
To achieve its fleet targets for reducing CO2 emissions, the French company has been working with GF Casting Solutions also in the area of light metal die-casting since 2015. In 2013, the carmaker set the target of achieving a 25% reduction in its vehicles’ CO2 emissions during use by 2022 and a 50% reduction by 2030 in Europe.