Aluminum provides sustainability along with the performance and durability consumers expect, and this will continue in the age of electrification. 

Third-party data confirms aluminum offers the smallest total carbon footprint, not just for the tailpipe, but when all phases of a vehicle’s life cycle are considered. From Tesla to Ford, some of the most innovative and fuel-efficient vehicles in the world rely on automotive aluminum in their designs. The most pioneering automakers work side-by-side with the aluminum industry to streamline manufacturing and close the loop, recycling scrap and end-of-life aluminum again and again and again.

As automakers strive to meet consumer demands for a net zero future, the benefits of automotive aluminum continue to deliver the lowest environmental impact and unmatched value. And, as Americans drive vehicles made lighter with aluminum, the nation benefits from reduced carbon emissions through increased fuel economy for internal combustion engine vehicles and increased range in electric vehicles. Beyond range, aluminum battery closures are engineered to provide structural integrity protecting against collision, road debris and heat build-up.

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