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COMMENT: Weight saving – the CV industry’s long-standing obsession

BY ALAN BUNTING. Under the mantra, ‘the lighter the better’, CV payload capacity and earning power is directly dependent on unladen weight

Weight saving is an ever more pervasive preoccupation of car designers, driven by fuel consumption and CO2 emission considerations. But it has been an obsession – not too strong a word – with commercial vehicle engineers for much longer.

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