Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Introducing eVOLVE™ Hybrid Wheel Technology


Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC, a business unit of Lacks Enterprises, Inc., today introduced its all-new patented eVOLVE™ Hybrid Composite Wheel technology. Based on Lacks’ successful Chromtec® wheel technology, eVOLVE™ wheels are an attractive, highly engineered hybrid-composite wheel that enable a fuel economy improvement of 1.1 miles per gallon highway by balancing weight reduction and optimizing aerodynamics*. The world debut announcement was made at the LA Auto Show.

Lacks’ new eVOLVE™ Hybrid Wheel technology features a unique construction consisting of:
  1. A high-performance structural backbone that is optimized for handling, weight, stiffness and safety.
  2. A lightweight, hybrid-composite design surface that is created to optimize aerodynamics and look great with one of the many proven metal finishes unique to Lacks.
  3. Lacks’ proprietary manufacturing process seamlessly combines all materials to create an extraordinarily strong, yet lightweight, metal composite wheel, culminating in new levels of fuel efficiency and design flexibility.

“The Lacks eVOLVE™ Hybrid Wheel technology provides a direct answer to helping automakers meet increasingly stringent federal fuel efficiency standards,” said James Ardern, Dir. of Business Development, Lacks Wheel Trim Systems. Unique benefits of the eVOLVE™ Hybrid Wheel technology include:

  • Allows design to separate from the technical restraints of the wheel backbone
  • Highly engineered composite construction
  • Lower weight that allows increased vehicle content
  • A larger wheel diameter due to its lower weight
  • An unparalleled range of premium finishes
  • Spinelle™ and Selective Spinelle™ metal finish options
  • Increased revenue generation as either a standard or optional feature
  • Enhances vehicle trim levels with great design, finishes and now increased MPG’s
    Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC, a distinct business unit of Lacks Enterprises Inc., is a full-service supplier of automotive wheel components and systems. Our Metalltec™ and Chromtec® wheels, Spinelle™ and Selective-Spinelle™ brands offer our customers industry firsts in wheel design and finish flexibility. Our performance and capabilities have earned us loyal, long-term relationships with such global partners as Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Chrysler, General Motors and VW.

    Since 1961, Lacks Enterprises Inc., has grown to become a diversified operation that provides complete turnkey solutions that rely on decades of experience in thermoplastic design, injection molding, plating, painting, assembly, logistics and supply chain management, as well as global export and distribution capabilities. Lacks Enterprises Inc. is A Technology Leader Worldwide.

    *Actual mileage and results will vary
    ** eVOLVE™ Hybrid Wheels achieved a 0.4 mpg city / 1.1 mpg highway, vehicle improvement on a Ford Focus SE Hatchback via 5 cycle average EPA test protocol by a third party

    *Actual mileage and results will vary, eVOLVE™ hybrid wheels achieved a 0.4 mpg city / 1.1 mpg highway, vehicle improvement on a Ford Focus SE Hatchback via 5 cycle average EPA test protocol by a third party.

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