Weight-reduction technologies are as much a part of Indiana-based Bright Automotive Inc.’s value proposition as the startup auto maker’s plug-in hybrid powertrain. Executive Vice President Michael Brylawski stops short of confirming Bright’s IDEA cargo van will feature all-aluminum body-and-white construction, but he promises the vehicle will be “aluminum-intensive.” To date, aluminum construction has been the purview of luxury-brand cars such as Jaguar and Audi. Fisker Automotive ...

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