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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DYK: @IIHS_autosafety proves total parts costs for the 2015-2016 #aluminum @ford #F150's are 16% less than the steel predecessor? Aluminum builds a better vehicle. Read the full article about #aluminum repair by @mikemartinez_an: https://t.co/o9nodbMqMF

Nearly 5 years after launch, @Ford's kept the aluminum F-150's repair & insurance costs in line with steel trucks.

It's done so through an extraordinary effort to train dealers, educate insurers & design the vehicle to be as repair-friendly as possible:

https://t.co/qR1C1i3taQ

2/ If you haven't yet, you might want to read this fact-based story: Aluminum F-150 proves less costly to repair ( https://t.co/Csa7Pnx38m) via @Automotive_News

#DearMeTenYearsAgo Don't worry, you're growing and getting in better shape. In the last decade, aluminum content grew to 466 pounds per vehicle. More on aluminum's fuel economy, range and safety benefits that drive this growth at https://t.co/xjfjeBln3g.

 

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