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Plastic Fuel Tanks Show Potential For Hybrids

24 JAN 2014
Career Path : Automotive

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It’s no secret that hybrids are efficient and much better for the environment, but there are still a couple of drawbacks to the technology that make the price point a bit inaccessible. Thankfully, TI Automotive are developing a revolutionary new plastic fuel tank technology for use in hybrids that could mean a huge shift in the cost and ease of production of hybrid vehicles. This blog post by Automotive Training Centre explains how.

“Well, as it turns out, there is a wealth of advantages that plastic fuel tanks have over their clunky metal counterparts – everything from safety to cost-effectiveness. Not only that, but new manufacturing technologies are now allowing hybrid-electric vehicle manufacturers to replace their clunky steel tanks with new quieter and lighter plastic tanks that are low on emissions – a feat that was previously thought to be impossible. The company behind the innovation, TI Automotive, says that it has developed a new and highly innovative process of molding plastic tanks that is based on traditional blowmolding, but has several extremely important enhancements.”

Innovation is key in the automotive world. If we rest on our laurels, we’re losing business. That’s why TI Automotive is so committed to the design and implementation of highly-efficient, cost-effective fuel technology for hybrids. While the technology is currently only being rolled out in Europe – they’re still working on adapting it to comply with North American standards – the waves its making in the automotive world are immense. This could really be a game-changer.