With the rapid development of carbon fiber, its application fields are becoming more and more extensive. In recent years, due to its light weight, high strength, corrosion resistance and other excellent characteristics, it has been widely used in the automotive industry, especially in some high-end sports cars, the entire body is made of carbon fiber. In fact, many customers call to ask about the benefits of carbon fiber body, is it safe?
Studies have shown that for every 10% reduction in vehicle body weight, fuel consumption will be reduced by 6%–8%, emissions will be reduced by 5%–6%, 0–100km/h acceleration will be increased by 8%–10%, and braking distance will be reduced by 2–7 Meter. And the lightweight body can also improve the stability of car handling.
Carbon fiber composite materials have higher vibration damping. Light alloys need 9 seconds to stop vibration, and carbon fiber composite materials can stop vibration in 2 seconds. Therefore, carbon fiber is used in automobiles, which is very important for vehicle NVH (noise, vibration and harshness). The improvement contribution is also great, which will greatly enhance the comfort of the car.
The strength of carbon fiber is 20 times that of iron, and it is the only material that does not decrease in strength at high temperatures. Its excellent impact absorption capacity is 4-5 times that of ordinary metal materials. With the same cross-sectional area, carbon fiber can withstand several times the force of steel. Carbon fiber can be broken into countless small pieces that will not cause harm to people when it collides below, absorbing a lot of energy. Therefore, cars with carbon fiber bodies are safer than ordinary cars.