High output internal combustion engines and electric powertrains are only as good as the material housing them. The Tesla Model S, Audi R8, Jaguar F-Type, McLaren Artura, Czinger 21C and Lucid Air—just to name a few—all use aluminum to push the limits of performance.
From these performance-driven innovations, we see expanded use of high strength, low weight aluminum in high-volume vehicles offering tremendous opportunity to meet increasingly demanding performance standards while reducing energy use for mass market consumers.
As automakers develop the most advanced vehicles in every category, the rigidity of aluminum structures ensures no compromise to noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), giving occupants a better road experience. Vehicles designed with aluminum also allow for faster acceleration and braking in shorter distances while delivering more precise control, stability and response.