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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Alcoa and Kyonggi Express Bus Company of Korea

Kyonggi Express Bus Company is driving to new heights of success by specifying Alcoa forged aluminum wheels for its entire fleet of buses.

Kyonggi Express was looking for an opportunity to reduce fuel and maintenance costs on its fleet of nearly 3,000 buses. Switching from steel wheels to Alcoa forged aluminum wheels across the entire fleet improved fuel efficiency by reducing weight, while providing one-piece forged strength that drivers can count on. The mirror polish finish of the wheels provides a brilliant shine that makes Kyonggi Express buses stand out - even in the busy city streets.

After conducting extensive tests that considered road conditions, driver habits, traffic volumes and weather, Kyonggi Express estimated that the conversion to forged aluminum wheels will pay for itself in less than two years.

With nearly 3,000 buses and 12,000 wheels, the savings added up. And with regional service available from Joetsu, Japan and Hong Kong, China, Alcoa Wheel Products Asia has delivered customer satisfaction for Kyonggi Express.
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