Published on November 19, 2007
Slide1: Steve Larkin, President The Aluminum Association State of the Automotive Industry: State of the Automotive Industry Fuel prices/ Fuel efficiency Safety Slipping sales State of the Automotive Industry: State of the Automotive Industry 37.2 percent of SUV owners are opting for a car, minivan or crossover vehicle instead of another SUV at trade in time. Source: CNW Marketing, Brandon, Oregon Slide4: Less Emissions Reduced Mass Improved Performance Improved Safety Better Fuel Economy Aluminum Provides the Answers 100% Recycling The Answers Aluminum Provides: The Answers Aluminum Provides Light-weighting Six to eight percent fuel savings can be realized for every 10 percent reduction in weight. The typical aluminum part is 40 to 50 percent lighter than a comparable steel part. Safety Advantages: Safety Advantages Crashworthiness Reduced aggressivity Crash avoidance Safety Advantages: Safety Advantages Strength Aluminum absorbs 55-80 percent more crash energy than steel and can be two and a half times stronger than steel. Safety Advantages: Safety Advantages Strength Can fold predictably, allowing the vehicle – not the passengers – to absorb the crash forces. Safety Advantages: Safety Advantages Aluminum space frame Weighs 46 percent less than a steel counterpart Earned a five star frontal crash rating from NHTSA Audi A8 Safety Advantages: Safety Advantages Reduces weight aggressivity Lighter vehicle, transfers less energy, fewer serious injuries. Safety Advantages: Safety Advantages Crash avoidance A vehicle weighing 2000 pounds has a shorter stopping distance – 35 percent shorter or 78 feet – than its steel counterpart at 3300 pounds. Performance Advantages: Performance Advantages Acceleration Stability Response Reduced noise, vibration, harshness Environment: Environment Each pound of aluminum replacing two pounds of iron or steel can save a net 20 pounds of CO2 equivalents over the typical lifetime of a vehicle. Summary of Advantages: Summary of Advantages Reduces weight Improves fuel efficiency Safety Performance N.A. Aluminum Net Shipments by Market: N.A. Aluminum Net Shipments by Market Transportation is the largest market for aluminum 6.8 % increase in 2002 Source: The Aluminum Association Trans-portation Other domestic Containers & Pkg Bldg & Constr. Exports Electrical Consumer Durables Mach. & Equip. Millions of lbs shipped Slide16: N.A. Transportation Market Passenger vehicles is largest sector of transportation market 9.7% increase in 2002 Source: The Aluminum Association Millions of lbs shipped Slide17: Aluminum is Third Most Used Material in Cars Pounds Per Vehicle Aluminum passed plastic in 2001, now nearing levels of iron Slide18: 81 83 84 87 100 114 118 120 130 133 135 137 139 141 145 150 157 165 174 183 192 202 212 224 233 242 251 258 265 274 282 289 298 302 306 310 314 318 0 100 200 300 400 Pounds Per Vehicle 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 '00 '01 '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 forecast Source: Ducker Worldwide Aluminum Use has Increased 240% Since ‘70s North American Light Vehicles Slide19: North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content Changes North American Total Aluminum Content (Pounds per Vehicle) +50% Over Eleven Years Source: Ducker Worldwide Slide20: North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content Changes North American Passenger Car Aluminum Content (Pounds per Vehicle) +40% Over Eleven Years North American Light Truck Aluminum Content (Pounds per Vehicle) +68% Over Eleven Years Source: Ducker Worldwide Today’s LeadingAluminum Automotive Applications: Today’s Leading Aluminum Automotive Applications Slide22: North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content by Product Form and Metal Source Source: Ducker Worldwide Space Frame Concept: Space Frame Concept Audi A8 Space Frame New Innovations in Extrusion Technology: New Innovations in Extrusion Technology Multi-chambered cross-sections Side impact beams Extruded sections with reinforced corners Brackets – Maximum functionality and minimum weight Structural sub-assemblies Instruments panel supports Safety systems Slide25: Stamped sheet, unibody construction Adhesive bonding with self-piercing rivets Body is 60% stiffer, 40% lighter than steel predecessor The All-Aluminum Jaguar XJ Slide26: The All-Aluminum Jaguar XJ Lighter yet larger, roomier Handles better Accelerates faster Best-in-class fuel economy Class leading CO2 emissions One of the safest in its class Class leading insurance ratings More affordable than competitors Mercedes-Benz CL - Aluminum Use: Mercedes-Benz CL - Aluminum Use Source: Automobilentwicklung (04/99) The Future of Automotive Aluminum Applications: The Future of Automotive Aluminum Applications Aluminum is winning new applications today. Success will stem from using the best material for the most appropriate application. Future DevelopmentMaterial Hybrid Concepts: Future Development Material Hybrid Concepts Source: BMW BMW 5-series Body-in-white with aluminum front-end structure New BMW 5 with Aluminum: Front subframe Hood and front fenders Front and rear suspension Bumper reinforcements New BMW 5 with Aluminum Summary: Summary Aluminum contributes to sustainability in the automotive industry. Aluminum is an efficient way to reduce mass, improve fuel economy & reduce emissions. The industry is strategically well positioned and is investing to support this trend. The automobile is the largest, fastest-growing market for aluminum worldwide. Extrusions will continue to play a key role in this growth. Slide32: Questions?