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GM to use carbon fiber in redesigned pickup beds

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GM plans to use carbon fiber for the beds of its redesigned full-size pickups to improve performance and reduce weight. Carbon fiber is considerably stronger and lighter than steel and aluminum, but it's more expensive.

GM pickups to offer carbon fiber beds, report says

General Motors is reportedly taking a radical approach to reducing the weight of its next-generation pickups.

GM's Latest Weapon in Pickup Truck Wars: Carbon Fiber

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Next-gen Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra may use carbon fiber

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General Motors Eyes Carbon Fiber Beds for Future Pickups

General Motors, the company that ran a campaign criticizing Ford for moving away from steel on its F-Series, is expected to implement carbon fiber in the beds of large pickup trucks within two years. Hopefully, the wait gives consumers…

Report: Future GM Trucks Will Have Carbon Fiber Beds

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To reduce weight and improve fuel economy, GM may introduce carbon fiber beds on its future pickups. Although the automaker hasn’t confirmed the news, two sources familiar with the plans say the company will use the high-strength material…

Beyond Aluminum: 2019 GM Pickups May Tackle the Carbon-Fiber Frontier

Starting in the 2015 model year, Ford turned to aluminum rather than steel for portions of its F-150 pickups, including the beds. And General Motors was merciless in ads that made fun of the change. But now the time has come for everyone…

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