The Reinvention of steel could make car bodies 30% lighter

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To keep clients, Nippon Steel is developing super-strong metal

Cars must get lighter to meet new emissions rules or electrify.

Imagine the weight of 24 elephants bearing down on a tiny spot the size a postage stamp.

That’s how much pressure Nippon Steel Corp.’s strongest metal can withstand. The Japanese company is pushing the envelope in order to stay relevant as the auto industry, its most important customer, goes through major changes.

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