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The Aluminum Association Responds to Reopened Midterm Review on Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy and Co2 Emissions

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ARLINGTON, VA (March 15, 2017) — The Aluminum Association looks forward to working with President Trump and his administration on the review of light-duty vehicle fuel economy and emissions regulations for model years 2022-2025. Aluminum is the second-most used material in vehicles today and a key technology for automakers looking to continue to improve vehicle fuel economy safely and affordably.

“Our members continue to see strong growth in the use of aluminum in cars and trucks as our customers increasingly see mass reduction as the best strategy to build the fleet of the future,” said Heidi Brock, president and CEO of the Aluminum Association. “Lighter, stronger vehicles create value for the customer in addition to savings at the pump, including improved performance and increased safety.”

For more than 40 years, the use of aluminum in automobiles has grown continuously and is expected to continue strong growth in coming years. Vital to the nation’s domestic manufacturing base, aluminum companies have invested or committed $2.8 billion in U.S. plant expansions since 2013, driving investments that help create American jobs and strengthen the U.S. economy.

We believe the review process should:

  • Embrace a Data-Driven Approach: Decision-making must be fact-based and driven by credible data.
  • Spur Competition and Innovation: A regulatory environment that accelerates the use of advanced technologies, like aluminum and other high-strength, low-weight materials is a victory for consumers.
  • Support Mass Reduction Without Downsizing: Vehicle size is proven to be a more important safety determinant than weight. Any revised rule should maintain the current call for mass reduction given benefits to consumers and the nation.

The Aluminum Transportation Group Announces New Leadership

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September 26, 2016 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) — The Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) today announces its new Chairman John Thomas, global marketing manager of automotive at Alcoa. Preceding Thomas is Tom Boney who was recently promoted to vice president of North American operations at Novelis. Ganesh Panneer, vice president and general manager of automotive, North America, Novelis, assumes the role of ATG vice chairman.

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Aluminum Transportation Group Applauds EPA, NHTSA and CARB for Completion of Technical Assessment Report Related to 2025 Fuel Economy Standards

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July 19, 2016 (DETROIT) — The following is a statement from Tom Boney, chairman of the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) and vice president and general manager, Automotive Value Stream, Novelis North America on the release yesterday of the draft Technical Assessment Report, issued by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and California Air Resources Board, examining a wide range of factors relevant to the 2022-2025 light-duty vehicle standards: Read More