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Life Cycle Assessment | Energy and CO2 Emissions of Aluminum-Intensive Vehicles

Reducing vehicle weight with aluminum can result in the lowest total vehicle life cycle environmental impact –cradle-to-grave –as compared to both traditional and advanced steels.

Research Highlights

  • Research conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) reaffirms aluminum use in vehicles to boost fuel economy and produce the smallest carbon footprint compared to competing materials. 

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