MMLV: Project Overview

Paper #:
  • 2015-01-0407

Published:
  • 2015-04-14
DOI:
  • 10.4271/2015-01-0407
Citation:
Skszek, T., Zaluzec, M., Conklin, J., and Wagner, D., "MMLV: Project Overview," SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-0407, 2015, doi:10.4271/2015-01-0407.
Pages:
8
Abstract:
The Multi Material Lightweight Vehicle (MMLV) developed by Magna International and Ford Motor Company is a result of a US Department of Energy project DE-EE0005574. The project demonstrates the lightweighting potential of a five passenger sedan, while maintaining vehicle performance, occupant safety and utility of the baseline production vehicle. Prototype vehicles were manufactured and limited full vehicle testing was conducted. The MMLV vehicle design, comprised of commercially available materials and production processes, achieved a 364kg (23.5%) full vehicle mass reduction, enabling the application of a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, resulting in a significant environmental benefit and fuel reduction. This paper includes details associated with the MMLV project approach, mass reduction and environmental impact.
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