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GM Moving Toward Carbon Fiber Pickup Beds

General Motors is considering carbon fiber for the beds of its next-generation Chevrolet and GMC pickup trucks to better compete with Ford's F-Series pickups and meet future fuel-economy standards.

It's a Lightweight Material World

There is no one-size-fits-all lightweight materials solution for work trucks. Experts weigh in about the pros and cons of aluminum, fiberglass composites, advanced high-strength steel, plastic composites, and carbon fiber.

Is Carbon Fiber the Future of Truck Bodies?

While cost remains an obstacle to widespread acceptance of carbon-body trucks, this lightweight, durable, and strong material can facilitate fleet vehicle downsizing, promote fuel-efficient engines, and help extend lifecycles.