Aluminum use in vehicle design is crucial to reducing the overall carbon footprint of a vehicle life cycle. Aluminum Association member company Aleris shares insight into aluminum’s sustainability in this feature.
“Aluminium remains the fastest growing automotive material over competing materials and is entering its most unprecedented growth phase since we’ve been tracking the shifting mix of automotive materials,” said Abey Abraham, Ducker Worldwide. Read more about aluminum’s current and future growth in this feature by Automotive Manufacturing Solutions.
The Trump Administration recently announced a number of changes to the United States’s steel and aluminum tariff policy. Read more about the Aluminum Association’s stance on aluminum tariffs here.
As electric vehicle technology continues to gain momentum, so do job investments in the automotive aluminum industry. The industry invested more than $2.6B in new and updated facilities nationwide since 2013. This article shares more details about recent investments and future growth for the material.
A 2017 survey of automakers by Ducker Worldwide proved aluminum is on the up and up for vehicle content now and into the future. Heidi Brock, CEO of the Aluminum Association, discusses the growth of aluminum in the automotive industry and points out the multi-material vehicle future in this Letter to the Editor featured in Automotive News.
Using aluminum for closures in the doors, fenders, swing gate and windshield surround, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler helps trim weight. Read Aluminum Insider’s feature to learn more about Jeep’s downweighting and fuel savings with the use of aluminum.
The redesigned 2018 Lincoln Navigator boasts an all-aluminum body that improved the vehicle’s weight, towing capacity and fuel economy. Read Auto123’s impression of the 2018 Truck of the Year in its review of the Lincoln Navigator.
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