GREEN CARS

Volkswagen tests AI-informed design process to cut weight—and flaunt it

Posted By Green Car Reports
Date Wednesday, 10 July 2019, at 8:00 a.m.
Volkswagen Type 20 Microbus conceptElectric vehicle makers face a weight dilemma. Shoppers want more range, and each extra kilowatt-hour of lithium-ion battery-pack capacity adds as much weight as carrying 2 or 3 gallons of extra gasoline around all the time. Yet the more a vehicle weighs, the more energy it takes to move it and its occupants from place to place. Without the extra...

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