New Lacks eVOLVE™ Hybrid Wheel Technology Enables a 1.1 MPG Highway Gain in
LA Auto Show 2012
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- November 28, 2012
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
1. A high-performance structural backbone that is optimized for handling,
weight, stiffness and safety.
A lightweight, hybrid-composite design surface that is created to
2. optimize aerodynamics and look great with one of the many proven metal
finishes unique to Lacks.
Lacks’ proprietary manufacturing process seamlessly combines all
3. materials to create an extraordinarily strong, yet lightweight, metal
composite wheel, culminating in new levels of fuel efficiency and design
“The Lacks eVOLVE™ 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 Lacks eVOLVE™ hybrid wheel technology include:
*Allows design to separate from the technical restraints of the wheel
*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
For more information on the eVOLVE™ hybrid wheel technology, visit:
About Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC
Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC, a distinct business unit of Lacks Enterprises,
Inc., is a full-service supplier of automotive wheel components and systems.
Its Metalltec™ and Chromtec® wheels, Spinelle™ and Selective-Spinelle™ metal
finish brands, offer customers industry firsts in wheel design and finish
flexibility. Its performance and capabilities have earned Lacks Wheel Trim
Systems loyal, long-term relationships with such global partners as Audi,
Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Nissan, Ford, Chrysler, General Motors and Volkswagen.
About Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Lacks Enterprises, Inc. was formed in 1961. The company has grown to become a
technology leader worldwide with a diversified operation providing complete
turnkey solutions that rely on decades of experience in thermoplastic design,
injection molding, plating, painting, assembly, logistics and supply chain
management. Lacks also provides global export and distribution capabilities.
*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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