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Fraunhofer’s experimental car engine contains specially-designed plastic parts

Reducing a car's weight actually makes it more fuel efficient. In an attempt to build lighter cars, a group of scientists, at the Germany-based Fraunhofer Society, has developed an innovative technique of replacing traditional aluminium engine blocks with specially-designed plastic parts. The technology, which is compatible with mass production, could bring about a 20-percent reduction…