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Aluminum Advantages

Virtuous Cycle 2016

When it comes to preferred materials for the manufacturing of new cars and trucks, an accelerated transition  to strong, affordable and infinitely recyclable aluminum is well underway.  That’s because the high strength, low weight metal can be designed to create passenger and commercial vehicles that are lighter – not necessarily smaller – so they go farther while using less fuel or battery power.

With increasing consumer, regulatory and environmental pressures, automakers are reimagining the automobile from the wheels up to take a more holistic approach to integrate innovative designs, next gen engines and power sources, cleaner fuels and advanced materials.

Aluminum is the rising material of choice, offering the fastest, safest, most environmentally-friendly and cost-effective way to boost fuel economy and cut total carbon emissions.

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Matching smart aluminum designs with advanced powertrains cuts vehicle weight to conserve field or battery power.

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Aluminum has the smallest total carbon footprint of all competing materials (20% better than steel).

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Federal regulators and leading automakers agree that well-designed, lower weight vehicles can be as safe as or even safer than heavier vehicles—and they all meet or exceed the toughest federal safety standards.

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The U.S. military trusts high-strength aluminum alloys in combat vehicles, including the Humvee and Bradley Fighting Vehicle, to protect our troops in some of the world’s most unforgiving environments.

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For faster acceleration, shorter braking and better handling, it’s no coincidence that leading high-performance dream machines are aluminum-bodied.

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Aluminum use in transportation is fast-growing because it helps drive down costs through weight reduction, fuel savings, structural performance and design flexibility.

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