Aluminum-intensive vehicles would have to be driven 32-38 years to compensate for the additional volume of carbon dioxide (CO2) generated by producing the metal vs. ultra-light steel, according to a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology study released at the American Iron and Steel Institute's annual meeting in New York last week. The AISI is pushing its Ultra Light Steel Auto Body (ULSAB) concept as the better solution to reducing weight — and thus improving fuel economy and cutting ...
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