As worldwide demands for affordable, safe and high-efficiency vehicles surge, the global steel industry's WorldAutoSteel automotive group, supported by AISI's Steel Market Development Institute, is launching Phase 2 of its FSV aimed at helping automakers optimize new propulsion technologies that will soon enter show rooms.
The FSV program recently completed Phase 1 of its research and today released its findings and plans for Phase 2.
For Phase 1, FSV's technical team, which includes EDAG, Quantum Technologies, SFCV/Tongji and WorldAutoSteel material experts, considered four technical specification options for proposed 2015 to 2020 model year vehicles: battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEV) for four or more passengers; and PHEV and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) for five passengers.
This is interesting the Karma uses an all Aluminum space frame and the from what little we hear in the media about the proposed mass produced $40,000 car that Fisker is trying to recieve funding for it will use a steel frame.
Could it be that this arrangement will benefit Fisker and other auto's sooner than anticipated?
All good stuff rome wasn't built in a day I was told.