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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Green Truck Summit
March 9, 2010
St. Louis

"Losing Weight: Lightweight Materials for Commercial Trucks"
Presented by Todd Summe, Division Manager, Product Design & Development –Alcoa

Aluminum offers the commercial vehicle industry tremendous advantages to reduce costs, while increasing its sustainability.

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SAE Conference
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Illinois

"The Aluminum Advantage: Commercial Vehicle Applications"
Presented by Todd Summe, Division Manager, Product Design & Development –Alcoa

Low weight aluminum offers real-world fuel economy and emissions benefits to manufacturers of commercial vehicles. That was the key message Todd Summe, Division Manager, Product Design & Development for Alcoa, told attendees at the SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering & Exhibition recently. Fleet and owner operators want increased payload, better fuel economy and reduced emissions – aluminum delivers on all fronts.

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