Plastic Helps Automakers Build More Fuel Efficient, Safer Cars

Lightweighting vehicles with plastic components drives down greenhouse gas emissions

May 7, 2021

Our nation’s carmakers have turned more and more to sustainable, durable, lightweight plastic to decrease the weight of car parts, which reduces fuel use. Plastic also enables air bags, seat belts and safety glass plus energy absorbing innovations such as front-end modules, modular seats and bumpers that protect vehicle occupants every day.