Aluminum is Driving Sustainability
Reducing vehicle weight with aluminum increases fuel economy while cutting tailpipe emissions. Lighter vehicles typically consume less energy (fuel or battery power) to get around.
More than just reducing tailpipe emissions, government and auto industry studies confirm that aluminum offers the smallest total carbon footprint among competing materials (full life cycle or “cradle-to-grave”). Later stage operating efficiency improvements like lower tailpipe emissions offset the upfront energy needed to produce aluminum in the initial mining and manufacturing stages.