By using thinner glass and reducing weight, CO2 emissions are reduced and less fuel is used.
Reduces weight of windshields, side and Backlites by 15%, when compared to the use of standard glass thicknesses.
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Enables fuel savings and decreases CO2 emissions by reducing weight and using thinner glass (typically 0.1 g of CO2 per saved kilogram and kilometer driven).
For windshield: typical lightweight structure uses laminated glass with 1.9mm (outer glass) and 1.25mm (inner glass), vs. standard glass structure using 2.1mm and 1.6mm, leading to a benefit of about 2 kg per windshield.
For side windows and backlites : thicknesses down to 2.85mm are available, resulting in weight reduction of 0.8 kg/m² vs standard glass thickness (3.15mm).