The Aluminum Transportation Group serves as a central resource on all aluminum in transportation topics. At the heart of our work is research and data that validates the positive automotive safety, enhanced vehicle performance, environmentally-friendly benefits and increasing growth of automotive aluminum.

Aluminum Value in Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)

May 17, 2022

Roadmap for Automotive Aluminum

January 31, 2022

Testimony on Behalf of The Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG)

August 26, 2021

Cars, COVID-19 and Climate Change: Driving Sustainability Forward (August 2020)

March 24, 2021

DuckerFrontier North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content and Outlook (August 2020)

August 12, 2020

Automotive Life Cycle Assessment: Fact Checking Steel Industry Studies (June 2020)

June 16, 2020

Life Cycle Analysis: Addressing Bias in Steel Industry Claims (April 2020)

April 30, 2020

Fuel Economy with Aluminum (2019 National Academies of Sciences Webinar)

May 21, 2019

Testimony on Behalf of The Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG)

September 25, 2018

LCA Report: EDAG Silverado Body Lightweighting (August 2018)

September 24, 2018

Literature Review: Vehicle Size, Mass and Safety

July 24, 2018

Analysis of Painted Aluminum Hood and Associated Corrosion at Hem (2017)

March 22, 2018

The Road Ahead: Aluminum Content Growth Surge (2017 Ducker Study Webinar)

October 13, 2017

Testimony on Behalf of The Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG)

September 6, 2017

Aluminum Content Growth in North American Light Vehicles 2016 To 2028

July 31, 2017

Aluminum Repair in the Automotive Collision Repair Industry

June 23, 2017

Aluminum in Commercial Vehicles Joining Guide

March 21, 2017

Corrosion Types for Aluminum Parts Used in Vehicular Applications

February 22, 2017

ATG Silverado Body Lightweighting Study (SAE Government/Industry Meeting)

February 7, 2017

EDAG Silverado Body Lightweighting Study (Full)

January 30, 2017

Mixed Materials Solutions: Alternative Materials for Door Assemblies

August 8, 2016

Automotive Aluminum Recycling at End of Life | A Grave-to-Gate Analysis

A new study confirms recycling rate for automotive aluminum in the United States is 91 percent.

Automotive Aluminum: Growing. Delivering. Innovating. Investing.

As automakers address today’s challenges and achieve tomorrow’s vision, aluminum is delivering.

Meeting Fuel Economy & Emissions Regulations with Aluminum (Les Rendez-vous de Transport 2016)

Morning keynote from Jim Dickson.

Driving Innovation with Automotive Aluminum (CCIF 2016)

Jim Dickson shares insights and developments in aluminum repair with decision makers of the collision repair industry.

Driving Innovation with Automotive Aluminum (SEMA 2015)

Doug Richman discusses how lightweighting is driving innovation and how reparability plays a factor in aluminum's continued growth.

Automotive Aluminium: Part of the Solution (Automotive Megatrends 2015)

Doug Richman discusses lightweighting.

Automotive Aluminum Joining Manual

Book-length manual covers the joining of aluminum to aluminum and other common materials including steel, plastics, composites and magnesium.

Automotive Aluminium: Part of the Solution (SAE Government Meeting 2015)

Regulatory agencies and staffers learn about mass reduction and the opportunities it brings to automakers, the environment and consumers.

Outlook for aluminium in the auto sector with the ATG

Outlook for aluminium in the auto sector with ATG, Novelis, Tom Boney

Automakers Driving Forward with Aluminum

Doug Richman details the next decade of growth for automotive aluminum.

Auto Aluminum Growth | North American Report

Aluminum use in cars and trucks continues to rise.

Automotive Aluminum Growth and Joining Trends

Production-proven aluminum joining methodologies are discussed.

Life Cycle Assessment | Energy and CO2 Emissions of Aluminum-Intensive Vehicles

Aluminum offers smallest total carbon footprint among competing materials.

Aluminum Superior in Shedding Mass, Boosting MPG, Reducing CO2

Randall Scheps discusses mass reduction potential and life cycle assessment of automotive aluminum.

Trends in Automotive – Aluminum

Long-term growth trends are detailed by the ATG.

Lighter and Safer Cars by Design

Modern vehicle designs and aluminum's role in mass reduction without compromising safety are detailed.

Aluminum Body-in-White Concept Study

Aluminum superior to steel in shedding vehicle body mass, boosting fuel economy.

Weight Reduction with Aluminum | Part of All Cost-Effective Fuel Economy Improvement Strategies

Reducing vehicle weight with aluminum is the best overall enabler for significant efficiency increases.

Auto Aluminum Growth | North American Report

Aluminum use as a percent of automotive materials mix to double by 2025, according to survey.

The Element of Sustainability

This report takes a holistic look at the industry’s environmental footprint, from production to product use and recycling.

Impact Of Vehicle Weight Reduction On A Class 8 Truck For Fuel Economy Benefits

Report examines fuel efficiency impact of downweighting Class 8 trucks and trailers.

Impact of Vehicle Weight Reduction on Fuel Economy for Various Vehicle Architectures

Report analyzes the true weight savings potential of aluminum with gasoline and diesel powered vehicles.

Ricardo Electric Vehicle Component Sizing vs Vehicle Structural Weight Report

May 22, 2009

IBIS Aluminum Vehicle Structure Manufacturing and Lifecycle Cost Analysis

May 22, 2008

Brief summary of a further analysis of the effects of SUV weight and length

May 22, 2008