Auto industry puts vehicles on ‘major diet’ of aluminum

Apr 17, 2013 | 03:51 PM | Michael Cowden

Tags  Aluminum Association, Transportation Group, Randall Scheps, Alcoa, EDAG Group, automotive, aluminum vehicles, Michael Cowden

CHICAGO — An all-aluminum vehicle could help trim weight by 40 percent while boosting fuel economy by 18 percent, according to a study commissioned by the Aluminum Association.

In some cases, the switch to aluminum could be done at a "modest" cost increase of about $1 per kilogram (about 45 cents per pound) of weight saved, according to the study conducted by EDAG Group.....

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