As part of our “Next Stop, the Future” series, we recently explored how OEMs are making vehicles lighter, smarter, and more independent of their drivers.
Chris Berryman, TVA’s target market specialist for transportation-related manufacturing, shared more insights in a recent interview with Area Development magazine.
Berryman described the lightweighting trend in vehicle production.
To meet government-mandated fuel efficiency standards, OEMs will use lighter materials – such as aluminum and carbon fibers – to make cars.
This trend opens investment and expansion opportunities in automotive and other sectors: research and development, automotive supply, and aluminum manufacturing.
Here’s what you need to know about bringing the future of automotive research, manufacturing and supply to your community:
Know This Now
- The TVA region – already America’s second-largest auto-manufacturing region – has the right assets to lead in lightweighting: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, four OEMs, and 3,000 auto suppliers