Bigger IS Better…and Safer
Size, not weight, is the leading automotive safety determinant. High-strength, low-weight aluminum can be used to maintain or even increase the size and energy absorption capacity of a vehicle’s critical front and back-end crumple zones for improved safety, without increasing vehicle weight overall.
Lighter and Safer Thanks To Aluminum
As opportunities abound to safely reduce mass in large trucks and cars, Ford’s F-150 and Tesla’s Model S confirm reducing weight can increase safety, boost MPG, extend battery range, improve towing and cut emissions. Even under the strictest regulatory scenario, automakers have no plans to remove mass in vehicles under 3,000 lbs. (3% of the total market).
Five Star Safety Comes Standard
Every aluminum-bodied vehicle ever crash tested by NHTSA earned a perfect 5-star rating, including recent models of the acclaimed Ford F-150 (2015-2016 Regular Cab) and Tesla Model X (2017 Tesla Model X). Advanced aluminum alloys are trusted in safety sensitive components across top safety-rated cars and trucks.