FACTBOX-Some facts about aluminium and steel in cars

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Sept 22 (Reuters) - The push for lighter cars as environmental pressures intensify could benefit aluminium, given it is lighter than its competitive material steel. A major challenge facing the auto sector is European Union regulations, which stipulate CO2 emissions from an average car must fall to 130 grammes/km by 2015 from 144 grammes/km in 2009. But steel companies are developing lighter, stronger steels in a bid to retain their dominance. For graphic on material breakdown of ...

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