In side windows positions, laminated glass weight 11% less than comparable tempered glass. It can save up to 3kgs on a vehicle, improving the fuel mileage and reducing the CO2 emission.
Automobile manufacturers are continuously looking for ways to decrease the weight of their vehicles. The use of lighter materials is a common way of reaching the vehicle’s target weight. As glazing accounts for three to five percent of the total vehicle weight, it can bring significant weight reduction if configurations are produced with thinner glass.
They can save up to 2.5 kilograms of weight per vehicle，this also translates into a CO2 savings of 6.6 kilograms per vehicle each year. Replacing tempered side glass with laminated acoustic brings additional savings for a total weight reduction of 11.5kg and 28.2kgs of CO2 per vehicle each year.