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Reinventing the wheel

By: Rhoda Miel

DETROIT — Sometimes, it's not just about the weight. While Lacks Wheel Trim Systems LLC's new eVOLVE wheel concept does reduce the weight of a traditional aluminum or steel wheel, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based auto supplier says it is aerodynamics that provides the final push in a proposal that would improve fuel performance by 1.1 miles per gallon in its tests.

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