The following comment regarding the recent Consumer Federation of America poll that finds consumers favor stricter fuel economy standards if it helps ease their pain at the pump can be attributed to Randall Scheps, Chair of the Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group:
“A recent poll by the Consumer Federation of America shows consumer concern over rising gas prices and support for higher vehicle fuel economy standards has hit a record level. To help improve vehicle efficiency, automakers are accelerating their move toward an option available today – automotive aluminum. Downweighting with aluminum is proven to reduce a vehicle’s weight to boost fuel economy and cut emissions, without compromising size and safety. Consumers win when lighter, safer cars and trucks drive further on a gallon of gas while emitting less from the tailpipe, and auto aluminum makes it possible.”
Additional items Mr. Scheps can address in interviews:
For more information and research on the safety and environmental advantages of engineering with auto aluminum, visit www.drivealuminum.org.
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About the Aluminum Association
Through its Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG), the Aluminum Association communicates the benefits of aluminum in ground transportation applications to help accelerate its penetration through research programs and related outreach activities. The ATG’s mission is to serve member companies and act as a central resource for the automotive and commercial vehicle industries on aluminum issues. Members of the ATG include: Alcoa Inc., Novelis Inc., Rio Tinto Alcan, Aluminum Precision Products Inc., Hydro, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation and Sapa Group