Automotive materials conversion to aluminum is increasing from 35 kgs in the 70's to more than 60 kgs average in the 1983 U.S. vehicles. To control mass, aluminum intensive vehicles with 180 kgs of aluminum are already in production for greater luxury, roominess, performance, and fuel efficiency.
Optimization of aluminum designs and processing is achieved through the total design concept of “Putting It All Together”. A total of 225 kgs improves performance and maximizes the benefits for upsized vehicles by using current production components, drive trains, power plants, and press plant equipment.
A. S. Kasper
2nd International Pacific Conference on Automotive Engineering
Motor Vehicle Technology--Progress and Harmony-P-139