Effect on cost structures in all the innovations that lead to ever lighter structures, is a problem remain unresolved. The cost of lightweight materials are higher always manufacturing optimized in further processes and a successful industrialization of CFRP-component production, than conventional solutions. Subsequently, that would actually lead to higher costs for the customer. You look at the cost structure, so the cost portion of the structure is in lightweight structures an increasingly larger share. In terms of overall cost accounting helps the fact that automotive manufacturers through the reduction of C02 emissions may reduce possible penalty payments or avoid this.
Thus, it is possible to subsidise the extra cost for the lightweight”and thus no additional cost to represent. It different computational models were built for this, representing the possible additional costs per kg saved a weight depending on the vehicle class and the location in the vehicle (see Kasten more cost limit for weight reduction “). Conclusion with an appropriate accompanying marketing is taking place at the Automakers then leap into a new generation of lightweight construction. Driven by market factors and impending penalties for excessive consumption of the fleet react has become in recent years a lot towards lightweight done more than was initially expected. Certainly here also the courage the company plays a role with great strides in new technologies to invest. Here the automotive industry fully meets its reputation of the innovation engine. This development is to be welcomed, but firstly, it leads to a growing variety of concept to the other they support the goal to reduce the CO2 emissions significantly verifiably. It is hoped that the automaker changing cost structures not compensate that through price increases on the customers, but detoxify through targeted”of vehicles.