Automakers said to be using more aluminium

Automobile manufacturers are increasingly looking to aluminium as they try to reduce the weight of cars and trucks to meet more stringent US fuel-economy standards, according to one industry association.

Aluminium is the leading metal for engines and wheels and is quickly gaining ground in hoods, trunks and doors, the Aluminum Association said in a recent release, citing a study by Troy, Michigan-based market research firm Ducker Worldwide. Evidence of those gains has been on display at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit...

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This article was first published by AMM

January 17, 2013

08:28 GMT

Chicago