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.

 

Webinar: Aluminum Vehicle Content Surge

Technical webinar, in partnership with WardsAuto, to detail new research from Ducker Worldwide forecasting growth surge for aluminum vehicle content.

 

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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Automotive Aluminum Generates Lowest Total Carbon Footprint, New Data Confirms

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When compared to advanced steels, advanced aluminum alloys in lightweight pickup truck design produce lower environmental impacts

September 24, 2018 (Arlington, Va.) – A new critically-reviewed study released today by the Aluminum Association reconfirms aluminum’s significant potential to reduce the environmental impact of automobiles when the full life cycle is considered.

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Aluminum-Bodied Vehicles Earn Highest Possible Safety Rating from Federal Regulators

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The 2018 Lincoln Navigator and 2018 Ford Expedition prove safety comes standard when you drive aluminum. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration awarded the redesigned Ford Expedition and the Lincoln Navigator perfect five-star overall crash ratings. Ford and Lincoln each attribute their perfect safety ratings, in part, to the vehicles’ aluminum bodies.
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Technical Analysis: Aluminum Hood Corrosion and Hem Conditions

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A new paper from the Aluminum Association examines a painted aluminum hood sample taken from a vehicle, types of corrosion and their cause. Read this report to learn preventative measures for corrosion through durability tests and read more from ​Repairer Driven News for lessons for OEMs and repair shops.

Download “Analysis of Painted Aluminum Hood and Associated Corrosion at Hem” from the Research & Resources page at DriveAluminum.org.
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Some automotive components require surface quality that is close to perfect. Here are a few of the factors that can affect surface quality of automotive aluminium.
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Say hello to the @thesundaytimes and @thetimes #MotorAwards Car of the Year 🏆 🏆 🏆 Congrats @Jaguar, the all-electric I-Pace is a stunner. 🎉 🎉

All-electric, all-wheel-drive and #aluminum will help this truck tow up to 7,500 pounds with a 200-mile range. Lookin' good @BollingerMotors! #DriveAluminum

The #F150 proved #aluminum in lightweighting is cost-effective with the 2015 upgrade to an all-aluminum body. The improved truck only saw a modest price increase, while also increasing vehicle efficiency and durability. #AluminumAdvantage

 

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