Unprecedented Growth Expected for Automotive Aluminum as Multi-Material Vehicles Ascend, New Survey of Automakers Says

DETROIT, MI – Over the next decade, automakers will continue to increase the adoption of high-strength, low weight aluminum in new car and truck construction at a faster pace than any time in history. Total aluminum content is expected to grow from 397 pounds per vehicle (PPV) in 2015 to 565 PPV by 2028, representing 16 percent of total vehicle weight, according to a survey of automakers conducted by Ducker Worldwide reaffirming continued market share growth for aluminum into high-volume vehicles.

Drive Aluminum for a Safer, Stronger, Greener Vehicle

Former NASA astronaut Dan Tani explains how aluminum helps automakers develop the safest, greenest and more sustainable vehicles ever.

New Truck Rule Recognizes Aluminum as Mass Reduction Solution to Boost Fleet Fuel Economy

New regulations that will boost the fuel economy of the nation’s medium and heavy-duty truck vehicle fleet recognize the importance of mass reduction technologies such as aluminum to help reach these goals.

Automotive Aluminum Recycling Rate Higher Than 90 percent, New Study Confirms

(DETROIT) — New research from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s (WPI) Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling confirms an overall recycling rate of 91 percent for automotive aluminum. The peer-reviewed study, funded by the Aluminum Association, examines how much aluminum used in the United States’ light-duty automotive sector is recovered and recycled from vehicles at end of life. This new study supports findings from earlier third-party government and auto industry reports to confirm aluminum is the most sustainable choice for the environment.

Going Further with Aluminum

Aluminum builds better, more efficient modes of transportation.

STUDY: Vehicle Lightweighting an Economical Solution for Truck Fleets

Report by Trucking Efficiency Finds Lightweighting Technology Could Save $1 Million Over Five Years

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