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

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