Aluminum is favored among surveyed designers and engineers to help meet 2025 fuel economy and emissions targets.2015 WARDSAUTO, DuPont Automotive Trends Benchmark Study
By 2020 automakers will have multiple aluminum-intensive closure programs.Ducker Worldwide 2015 North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content Study
Aluminum is important part of meeting 2025 fuel economy and emissions standards.Cost, Effectiveness and Deployment of Fuel Economy Technologies for Light-Duty Vehicles
10% MPG gain achievable
Accelerate faster, brake shorter
With significant mass reduction
Aluminum use in cars and trucks continues to rise on top of 40 years of consistent growth and that is projected to reach average content levels of 500 pounds per vehicle by 2025 (up from approximately 390 pounds in 2015).
As automakers respond to global demands for higher fuel economy, better performance and reduced emissions, without compromising size or capability, manufacturers continue to rely on aluminum to deliver on all fronts.
Aluminum companies are working with automotive customers in lockstep to develop holistic technology packages to achieve vehicle design objectives and offer a continuous flow of innovations to meet those needs today and in the future.
Aluminum industry capacity investments and expansions kept pace with the demand from the auto industry for decades and the aluminum industry today is committed to further investments to meet future demands as needed.
Aluminum’s strength and durability is trusted in the most extreme transportation environments, where strength, safety and durability are critical. Automotive designers and engineers know that high-strength aluminum alloys are capable of handling the harshest conditions on earth.
The U.S. military has trusted aluminum for decades to help protect our troops. The high-strength, crash-absorbent metal is used in the Humvee (HMMWV), Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) and Bradley Fighting Vehicle to reduce weight, resist rust and be reliable under tough conditions.
Audi has long used aluminum in its passenger cars and in 2015, the automaker revealed its A8 L Security, the bulletproof, explosive and hand grenade-resistant civilian armored vehicle. It features an aluminum Audi Space Frame (ASF) and aluminum side sills ``with significant ballistic-proof profiles`` that help improve passenger protection.
Ford is synonymous with tough, and its pickups are designed to work. To redefine the heavy-duty pickup truck segment, Ford turned to aluminum to transform its workhorse Super Duty truck into the most capable pickup ever with segment-dominating power, capability, towing and hauling.