With the increase of fuel consumption limit, the light weight of automobile has become an urgent problem to be solved. Data show that each weight reduction of 10% of the body, the fuel will save 5% -7%, showing that lightweight vehicle energy saving in the realization of the important role. The concern for the new energy electric vehicles, battery capacity is limited in the case, if the weight loss through the car to improve mileage, but also a number of new energy enterprises car research topic.
Up to now, the use of lightweight materials is the most commonly used car manufacturers weight loss methods. Among the two lightweight materials, including metals and non-metals, aluminum and carbon fiber are increasingly being used in the vehicle. Although carbon fiber is also a major focus of lightweight materials, but based on the cost of expensive, as well as stringent requirements on the processing technology, now more used in cars, sports cars, and ultra-luxury models and other areas, the real mass production There is a long way to go.
In contrast, the price of carbon fiber than the People First of the aluminum alloy is gradually being widely used, and extends from a simple cover to the entire body structure. Recently, the new Jaguar XFL officially listed, the car is the Jaguar brand launched the first domestic models, but also in the country's first autocratic aluminum body shop put into operation a new model. The new Jaguar XFL white body with aluminum coverage of up to 75%, leading the domestic market at the same level.
It is understood that the Jaguar XFL aluminum body solution from the local supplier Norbert Lisa Changzhou factory. According to the managing director of Nuobei Lisi, China, and Liu Qing, vice president of Asian automotive business of Nuobei Lisi, compared with the traditional body platform, this lightweight, solid aluminum body structure has the advantages of modular design, More diversified but also allows the body to have more weight space to allocate complex technology.
Liu Qing told reporters, as early as 40 years ago, Nuobei Lisi began in Europe to promote the application of aluminum in the hundreds of bodies, and in North America, all-aluminum body Ford F-150 has been selling for many years. In recent years, the domestic automobile manufacturers for aluminum demand is also rising. In addition to the Jaguar XFL, SAIC-GM Cadillac CT6 white body with aluminum ratio also reached 62%. At the same time, including SAIC, Beiqi and BYD and many other independent brands are also using the company's aluminum cover. Can be expected that, with the development of the domestic auto industry, the future of aluminum body will become the most important car lightweight solution.