Friday, June 3, 2011

Increasing Fuel Efficiency Through Design: Plastic Brown

How can you increase fuel efficiency and reduce expenses?? Try using plastic on your vehicles. That is just what UPS has done. By using ABS plastic, instead of aluminum, they will be able to reduce the weight of the vehicle by 1,000 pounds. UPS estimates that this will increase fuel efficiency by 40% and save over 84 million gallons of fuel each year. Now if we could only make all of our car out of plastic. It would be like driving around in Fisher Price and Little Tikes vehicle.

[via Gizmodo]


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