Ford to Develop Carbon-Fiber Material for Cars

April 17, 2015 5:30 PM

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Auto maker enters into joint venture to reduce vehicle weight, meet fuel standards

The Dearborn, Mich., auto maker took a leadership position in the use of advanced materials last year when it released an aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup truck. Ford’s highest volume and most profitable vehicle, the 2015 F-150 achieved higher fuel-economy as a result of the design change.

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