Last Friday, the Aluminum Association’s Transportation Group (ATG) submitted comments urging the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to pursue data-driven decision making in its final vehicle fuel economy rulemaking.
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
September 25, 2018 (Detroit) – Today, Mario Greco, chairman of the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) and director of global marketing of automotive for Arconic, testified on behalf of the aluminum industry before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during a public hearing held in Dearborn, Michigan.
A new critically-reviewed study released today by the Aluminum Association reconfirms aluminum’s significant potential to reduce the environmental impact of automobiles when the full life cycle is considered.
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.
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.