Go Further with Aluminum

By now, most of you have heard about the big changes coming from the auto industry as carmakers move to military-grade aluminum alloys to achieve massive fuel efficiency gains. What’s gotten somewhat less attention is another major innovation coming from the aluminum industry that could move electric cars into the mainstream.

Driving Modern Manufacturing

Since 2013, Aluminum Association member companies have announced or completed U.S. plant expansion investment totaling more than $2.3 billion and creating more than 1,000 permanent American manufacturing jobs.

Aluminum Gains Big Momentum: New Report Confirms Strong, Low Weight Materials as Best Way to Reach 50+ MPG as Automakers Tout the Metal

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A new study out today confirms that reducing vehicle weight with aluminum is the best overall enabler for significant efficiency increases. The report specifically shows that achieving new higher fuel economy standards in the 50+ MPG range is possible by combining a range of technologies that include weight reduction with advance materials. The study was conducted by a member of the AVL Group, the world's largest independent company for the development of powertrain systems and a partner to many in the automotive industry.

New Study Shows Aluminum Superior to Steel in Shedding Vehicle Body Mass, Boosting Fuel Economy

Industry Reveals Results of New Vehicle Design Study at 2013 SAE World Congress

A new study released today shows that an all-aluminum vehicle can shed more than 40 percent body mass, boosting fuel economy by 18 percent when combined with secondary mass savings and other design changes. The study helps explain why car and truck makers are shifting away from steel to aluminum, and supports projections that aluminum-intensive vehicles will become more common in the marketplace with continued demand for more fuel efficient vehicles.

New EPA/NHTSA Heavy Truck Regs Tout Aluminum as the #1 Material to Boost Fuel Economy and Cut Emissions

WASHINGTON, D.C., New commercial vehicle fuel economy regulations announced by the Obama Administration and embraced by truck and engine manufacturers, as well as by environmental groups, show aluminum above all other materials as having the greatest potential to  safely reduce vehicle weight to boost fuel economy and cut emissions.

Ford Unveils Aluminum F-150 | LCA Study Shows Sustainability Gains

Ford unveils the new, aluminum-intensive Ford F-150. A new life cycle assessment report shows major sustainability gains for the aluminum industry. A new member added to the Congressional Aluminum Caucus. And more.

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