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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Aluminum Association: Final Fuel Economy Rules Should Reflect Accurate Data on Lightweighting, Ensure One National Program and Require Continual Improvements

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Last Friday, the Aluminum Association’s Transportation Group (ATG) submitted comments urging the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pursue data-driven decision making in its final vehicle fuel economy rulemaking.

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.@GALM_Intel Detroit will bring together experts from vehicle manufacturers and automotive suppliers to share lightweighting solutions for automated, connected, electric and shared vehicles of the future. Read more about the conference in @LightMetalAge: https://t.co/yGfs7vfqnI.

Watch our new #aluminiumrecycling video, reminding all of us to #actnow and #closetheloop
https://t.co/10x6cO5cdq

Aluminum packs exceptional performance and handling capabilities for cars, trucks and SUVs. Check out the #AudiQ8 an aluminum-intensive vehicle, creating an agile ride without compromising safety. #DriveAluminum https://t.co/5sZj69QFc5

#DYK the @Jaguar #XE was the first vehicle in the world to use a special aluminum alloy grade, RC5754, containing up to 75% recycled aluminum for its body panels? #AluminumAdvantage #WorldEnvironmentDay

 

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