Passenger cars - construction material comparison

This statistic provides a comparison of the range and proportion of materials used in passenger car construction in 1975 and 2005. In 1975, 75 percent of a passenger car was made up of steel or iron. In 2005, only 55 percent of a passenger car was made of the same material.

Passenger car construction material - comparison of 1975 and 2005

Proportion of material in total weight19752005
Steel/iron75%55%
Synthetic material6%15%
Aluminum3%10%
Non-ferrous metal4%6%
Other13%14%
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Source

Release date

August 2011

Region

Germany

Survey time period

1975 and 2005

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