Frequent Questions

How does the use of aluminum result in higher gas mileage and reduced vehicle emissions?

Aluminum is used in vehicles by substituting aluminum parts in place of heavier iron/steel parts (e.g., vehicle hoods, trunk lids, door panels, radiators, heat exchangers, drivetrain castings, etc.). According to the Aluminum Association, a 6% to 8% fuel savings can be realized for every 10% reduction in vehicle weight achieved by substituting aluminum parts for heavier steel parts. Lower fuel consumption, in turn, results in lower emissions.
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