Automakers Not Planning to Reduce
Weight in Smallest of Small Cars

Draft SAFE Vehicles Rule assumptions on lightweighting in small cars
demonstrably false. Automakers directing mass reduction strategies
in larger, heavier cars, trucks and SUV’s.

 

Environmental Superiority

Automotive aluminum offers the smallest total
carbon footprint among competing materials.

 

What's Next? Unprecedented Aluminum Growth as Multi-Material Vehicles Ascend

Automakers will continue to increase the adoption
of aluminum in new car and truck construction
at a faster pace than any time in history.

 

Infinite Possibilities

Automotive Aluminum Recycling Rate
Higher Than 90 percent, New Study Confirms.

 

Aluminum
Joining Manual

Essential reference manual details range
of available production processes for
joining aluminum in automotive applications.

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Safety

Every aluminum-bodied vehicle crash tested by federal regulators earned a 5-star safety rating.

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Durability

The U.S. military trusts high-strength aluminum in combat vehicles like the Humvee.

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Sustainability

Aluminum offers the smallest total carbon footprint among all competing materials.

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Efficiency

Reducing weight with aluminum can increase fuel economy and electric vehicle driving range.

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Performance

Aluminum can help vehicles accelerate faster, brake in shorter distances and handle better.

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Cost Effectiveness

Using aluminum to reduce weight can be a catalyst for cost savings throughout the entire vehicle.

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2020 Jeep Gladiator truck sports much exterior aluminum, steel frame https://t.co/5bBfKkk1uj

#Aluminum's superior energy absorption not only helps protect vehicle occupants in a crash, but also protects the battery system in @Rivian's R1T adventure vehicle. Read more by @engadget: https://t.co/3AmZn5E61L

This year’s #NACTOY finalist @FiatChrysler_NA @RamTrucks 1500 got lighter and stronger with the help of #aluminum in the tailgate, engine mounts, front axle center section and more. #AluminumAdvantage https://t.co/sPivZ5cR5H

The mixed material approach, utilizing #aluminum in the doors, hood and tailgate, help the @chevrolet Silverado #1500 shed 450 pounds while improving fuel economy. #DriveAluminum https://t.co/veNLvtA2FP

 

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