PARIS – The need to reduce the carbon footprint of automobiles is leading to a dramatic shift in vehicle architecture to lose mass, says Marc Duval-Destin, director of research and advanced engineering at PSA Peugeot Citroen. “We have been a monocoque for a long time,” he says. “A rupture is certain. It has to arrive when mass is valued. The trend and the need are there. Annual growth is over. We have reached a plateau, and cars will start to lose mass. Even the customers are sensible to ...

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