The three most common materials in the cars of the future

Published on 03 October 2019

The proportion of mild steel in passenger cars will decline sharply in the years ahead. Back in 2010, the material accounted for 55% of the total weight of bodywork and panelling parts, but according to the American Centre for Automotive Research (CAR) this will drop to a mere 5% by 2040. These will be the most common materials for bodywork and panelling parts twenty years into the future: