As auto makers aim for a 54.5-mpg (4.3-L/100 km) corporate average fuel economy goal by 2025, aluminum use will soar from 327 lbs. (148 kg) per vehicle in 2009 to 550 lbs. (250 kg) in 2025, a new survey of North American auto makers says. Conducted by Ducker Worldwide, the study also says auto makers’ overall use of aluminum will reach an all-time high of 343 lbs. (156 kg) per vehicle during the 2012 calendar year – up 5% from 2009. Aluminum use has increased every year for nearly 40 ...
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