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.
Aluminum is a big part of the greener future of cars and trucks, offering lighter weight, more strength, less corrosion and improved fuel economy.Peter GorrieToronto Star
“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.
ARLINGTON, VA., April 2, 2018 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its final determination finding current fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles model years 2022-2025 are not appropriate. In response, the Aluminum Association today issued the following statement:
“The U.S. aluminum industry supports nearly 713,000 jobs and $186 billion in direct and indirect economic output and we look forward to continuing working with the Administration and other stakeholders to ensure final emissions and fuel economy standards are premised on facts, data and on-the-road examples. Vehicles made lighter through greater aluminum use offer consumers better performance, affordable choices, higher fuel economy, lower emissions and improved safety. The Aluminum Association, whose member companies invested more than $2.6 billion in auto-focused manufacturing jobs since 2013, strongly supports regulatory certainty to 2025 through one national program,” said Heidi Brock, president and CEO of the Aluminum Association.
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About the Aluminum Association
Through its Aluminum Transportation Group, the Aluminum Association communicates the benefits of aluminum in ground transportation applications to help accelerate its penetration through research programs and related outreach activities. The ATG’s mission is to serve member companies and act as a central resource for the automotive and commercial vehicle industries on aluminum issues. Members of the ATG include: Alcoa Inc., Aleris, Aluminum Precision Products Inc., Arconic, Constellium, Hydro, Kaiser Aluminum, Novelis Inc., Rio Tinto Alcan, Sapa Group and Tri-Arrows Aluminum. Visit us online at DriveAluminum.org, and follow us on Twitter.
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.