22 Aug '11, 3pm

Will the Car of the Future Be Aluminum?: Forget lithium for a moment. The metal on the Periodic Table that cou...

Will the Car of the Future Be Aluminum?: Forget lithium for a moment. The metal on the Periodic Table that cou...

from public photo Creative Commons Forget lithium for a moment. The metal on the Periodic Table that could have the most impact on fuel consumption in cars and trucks over the next few years might be the same stuff used to make heat sinks and soda cans. Car manufacturers have employed aluminum for more than a decade to take some of the heft out of engine blocks, wheels, car doors and trunk lids. Approximately 30 percent of car hoods hoods are fashioned out of aluminum. But now car manufacturers are experimenting with ways to employ the metal more extensively. Audi and Jaguar already produce high-end models with bodies made from 2/3s aluminum and 1/3 steel, says Randall Scheps, director of ground transportation and consumer electronics at Alcoa. By 2015 or 2016, we might see the first wave of minivans and sedans with mostly aluminum frames. Long-haul truck manufacturers, me...

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