28 May '13, 1pm

Aluminum > Steel to cut vehicle body weight & boost MPG via @DrivingMindset for @HybridCarsCom

A new study shows that an all-aluminum vehicle can shed more than 40 percent body mass, boosting fuel economy by 18 percent when combined with secondary mass savings and other design changes. The study helps explain why car and truck makers are shifting away from steel to aluminum, and supports projections that aluminum-intensive vehicles will become more common in the marketplace with continued demand for more fuel efficient vehicles. The research, conducted by EDAG Group and commissioned by the Aluminum in Transportation Group of the U.S. Aluminum Association, was presented last month at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress during a panel discussion on advances in lower weight materials. I It comes at a time when automotive aluminum use is at an all-time high, with automakers announcing plans to incorporate more of the metal into vehicle designs – dou...

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