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

DECREASE MASS 

40% achievable

INCREASE EFFICIENCY

10% MPG gain achievable

 

 

REDUCE CO2

20% achievable

ENHANCE PERFORMANCE

Accelerate faster, brake shorter

IMPROVE SAFETY

Without downsizing

REALIZE VALUE

With significant mass reduction

Aluminum is Growing

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).

Aluminum is Delivering

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 is Innovating

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 is Investing

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 Proves Its Mettle

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.

U.S. Military

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.

Armored Vehicles

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.

Aluminum-Bodied Heavy-Duty Pickup

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.