Energy Savings by Light-Weighting IFEU – 2016 Update

The reduction of the weight of transport vehicles is one way to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

This study commissioned by the IAI and supported by European Aluminium addresses the current political targets and societal voices’ call for a substantial reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector.

Several studies have already been carried out by the ifeu to investigate potential energy savings by light-weighting. Since the previous studies were conducted more than ten years ago and modelling capacities for more differentiated and better comparable results have advanced, an update of reference values of specific energy savings by light-weighting has been undertaken.