A new paper from the Aluminum Association examines a painted aluminum hood sample taken from a vehicle, types of corrosion and their cause. Read this report to learn preventative measures for corrosion through durability tests and read more from Repairer Driven News for lessons for OEMs and repair shops.
Aluminum is a big part of the greener future of cars and trucks, offering lighter weight, more strength, less corrosion and improved fuel economy.Peter GorrieToronto Star
Last month, Ford experienced their best May sales performance since 2000 thanks to its trucks line. The aluminum-bodied F-150 is the best-selling vehicle in America, and a leader in safety, performance, efficiency and durability. The Drive details positive sales numbers on these aluminum-intensive vehicles.
As the U.S. continues down the road to revised fuel economy standards, Bloomberg reports California and automakers have aligned to the potential change in vehicle emission standards. In case you missed it, read the ATG’s statement on the EPA’s final determination here.
Aluminum use in vehicle design is crucial to reducing the overall carbon footprint of a vehicle life cycle. Aluminum Association member company Aleris shares insight into aluminum’s sustainability in this feature.
“Aluminium remains the fastest growing automotive material over competing materials and is entering its most unprecedented growth phase since we’ve been tracking the shifting mix of automotive materials,” said Abey Abraham, Ducker Worldwide. Read more about aluminum’s current and future growth in this feature by Automotive Manufacturing Solutions.
The Trump Administration recently announced a number of changes to the United States’s steel and aluminum tariff policy. Read more about the Aluminum Association’s stance on aluminum tariffs here.
As electric vehicle technology continues to gain momentum, so do job investments in the automotive aluminum industry. The industry invested more than $2.6B in new and updated facilities nationwide since 2013. This article shares more details about recent investments and future growth for the material.
ARLINGTON, VA., April 2, 2018 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its final determination finding current fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles model years 2022-2025 are not appropriate. In response, the Aluminum Association today issued the following statement:
“The U.S. aluminum industry supports nearly 713,000 jobs and $186 billion in direct and indirect economic output and we look forward to continuing working with the Administration and other stakeholders to ensure final emissions and fuel economy standards are premised on facts, data and on-the-road examples. Vehicles made lighter through greater aluminum use offer consumers better performance, affordable choices, higher fuel economy, lower emissions and improved safety. The Aluminum Association, whose member companies invested more than $2.6 billion in auto-focused manufacturing jobs since 2013, strongly supports regulatory certainty to 2025 through one national program,” said Heidi Brock, president and CEO of the Aluminum Association.
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About the Aluminum Association
Through its Aluminum Transportation Group, the Aluminum Association communicates the benefits of aluminum in ground transportation applications to help accelerate its penetration through research programs and related outreach activities. The ATG’s mission is to serve member companies and act as a central resource for the automotive and commercial vehicle industries on aluminum issues. Members of the ATG include: Alcoa Inc., Aleris, Aluminum Precision Products Inc., Arconic, Constellium, Hydro, Kaiser Aluminum, Novelis Inc., Rio Tinto Alcan, Sapa Group and Tri-Arrows Aluminum. Visit us online at DriveAluminum.org, and follow us on Twitter.