Today, cars last about ten years. This lifespan could be extended to an optimum of 18-25 years. The critical component is the body shell, and more research is needed before all-aluminium bodies can be mass produced. Such a car would consume less material resources in the long run, although it would cost about 30% more than the conventional car. Over a decade or so its production would decrease employment in the car industry by about 4%, while increasing employment in the short term.

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    IPC (America) Incorporated

    205 East 42nd Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Fuhrmann, E
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 216-223
  • Serial:
    • Futures
    • Volume: 11
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Elsevier
    • ISSN: 0016-3287

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00310600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM