As with other industries, saving weight, and thereby fuel, is a key target in the automotive sector. Accordingly, graphene can help achieving that through for example the use of fibre-reinforced laminates as a replacement for conventional materials. Moreover, graphene can help curbing CO2 emissions using graphene-based batteries to power the transport sector, and the construction of bipolar plates for use in fuel cells.

Lacquers and coatings are another application area for graphene, providing more resistance and protection to automotive body structures, joint/bodywork interfaces, and parts exposed to extreme wear.