Study finds Alcoa Forged Aluminum Wheels dramatically cut the carbon footprint of commercial vehicles

Savings of switching one truck from steel wheels to Alcoa Forged Aluminum Wheels equals the average annual carbon footprint of an American household.
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Aluminum will be greenhouse gas neutral by 2030

In the critical transportation industry, our research in lifecycle modeling has shown that by 2030 the emissions of the entire aluminum industry can be offset by the potential emission savings from the transport sector's increased use of aluminum.
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On Land
Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Presentation
From increased fuel economy and reduced carbon emissions to crash protection without compromise and enhanced driving performance, Alcoa aluminium builds a better car, truck, trailer or vessel. All other factors equal, lighter cars accelerate faster, stop faster, and have better handling – that’s why many top performance cars are all-aluminium.

Aluminium's light-weight saves fuel costs. For every 10% reduction in vehicle weight, there is a 5-7% fuel savings. Alcoa aluminium provides even greater benefits to hybrid vehicles with advanced powertrains, improving fuel economy by 13.5% compared to an equivalent hybrid vehicle comprised of steel.

Alcoa aluminium is infinitely recyclable and contributes to significant reductions in CO2 emissions. Using more aluminium reduces the overall weight of the vehicle, which significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions associated with global warming.

At Sea
When it comes to the harsh marine environment, Alcoa has developed special alloys to provide the strength, workability and corrosion resistance that marine applications require. Alcoa aluminium has been the material of choice for forward-looking designers wherever durability, economy of operation and construction, responsiveness or sheer speed are priorities. The world leader in the aluminium production and technology, Alcoa gives you the benefit of complete technical design, engineering and production support.
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March 9, 2016 Fruehauf Announces Stronger, Lighter Trailer Series Featuring Alcoa’s Endur-Al Aluminum Alloy

March 26, 2015 Alcoa & Metalsa Unveil Lightweight, Commercial Truck Frame

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Advantages of Aluminum for Sustainable Transportation

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Medium and heavy duty commercial truck owners can increase the cargo capacity of their fleets, reduce fuel consumption and emissions, lower their maintenance costs and increase their resale value by using aluminum solutions.
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How Sweet It Is….Aluminum Hauler Helps Sugarcane Harvesters Increase Load
Trucks feature aluminum extrusions and forged aluminum truck wheels, which contribute to weight reduction and fuel savings, resulting in lower emissions.