Toyota pursues increased use of bioplastics

12/14/2011 |

Toyota is testing the use of bioplastics in its vehicles to reduce vehicle weight and improve fuel economy while promoting sustainability, said Shekar Viswanathan, deputy managing director for commercial operations at a Toyota unit in India. "About 10% of weight reduction improves mileage by about 6%. ... Besides weight reduction, plastics also helps in streamlining vehicle shape," Viswanathan said.

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