Dismissed by many as a possible structural material for the car being developed by the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles, a recently released industry report urges automakers to consider “the possibility of applying the (steel industry's UltraLight Steel Auto Body) concepts to a hybrid steel-aluminum vehicle.” The American Iron and Steel Institute, an association of 47 steel companies, was scheduled to tout the report issued by the PNGV Peer Review Committee as a turnaround for ...

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