ALUMINUM

Production

Tesla Goes Large on Aluminum Castings

House-sized aluminum casting machines would replace most robots.
#chassis #body #tech

Production

2021 Dodge Challenger Mopar Drag Pak By the Numbers

Some of these digits are absolutely remarkable, as the car itself undoubtedly is, as well
#Dodge #Fiat

Aluminum

Cars, COVID-19 and Climate Change: Driving Sustainability Forward

Life cycle assessments show vehicles designed with lightweight aluminum result in reduced emissions without product sacrifices
#covid-19 #Magna #Ford

Aluminum

JLR Targets Increased Use of Recycled Aluminum

Putting materials back to work to help curb manufacturing emissions
#Land Rover #Jaguar

Production

Polestar 2: The Start of the Company’s EV Era

Yes, there is a Polestar 1. But it is a hybrid, not an electric vehicle (EV). The Polestar 2 is the company’s first EV—the first of what promises to be many
#Geely #LG #Volvo

Aluminum

More Aluminum on Tap for Future Cars

North American content per vehicle due to jump 24% by 2030
#Ford #Jeep #Novelis

Aluminum

U.S. Tariff on Canadian Aluminum Rattles USMCA Deal

New trade war looms weeks after new trade pact began
#americas #Ford

Plastics

Toyota, Harley-Davidson Nab Top Lightweighting Awards

Electric motorcycles, free-standing seat frames, composite steering knuckles and tension leaf springs
#HarleyDavidson #BASF #Toyota

Steel

Mixed Material Joining Study Performed

Let’s face it, steel and other materials—say aluminum—are going to be joined, so the Auto/Steel Partnership decided to determine what processes work best

Aluminum

Structural Engineering the 2021 Lexus IS

The compact sport sedan from Lexus is not just track-tested, but track-developed
#Lexus #Toyota #HP