Sustainability

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Scientifically-sound environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) is a powerful tool to evaluate the cumulative environmental impact of a vehicle throughout its entire life cycle. However, despite global guidelines, not all LCAs are created equal. In a review of “Critical Factors Affecting Life Cycle Assessments of Material Choice for Vehicle Mass Reduction” the U.S. EPA concluded, “aluminum was identified as the material most often specified by LCAs for providing the highest benefits in terms of life-cycle energy and [greenhouse gas] reductions.”

To learn more about the importance of credible life cycle assessment and the various environmental inputs that impact accurate results, read the latest white paper from the Aluminum Association.

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There's No Greener Metal for Automotive

"...aluminum rises to the top as the best choice for the environment."Source: Dept. of Energy's ORNL, SAE Technical Paper
Ford and Magna found when comparing sedans, the aluminum-intensive vehicle is environmentally superior to its steel counterpart.Source: Magna International and Ford Motor Company
A critically-reviewed study by Lindita Bushi, prominent automotive LCA scientist, confirms advanced aluminum alloys in a lightweight pickup truck design produce lower environmental impacts.Source: EDAG Silverado Body Lightweighting Report