The continued expansion of car production, power systems and platforms for battery-electric vehicles continues to promote a rise in the market penetration rate of aluminum.
A recent study revealed that aluminum, which is currently the fastest growing car material, would rise to 514 livres per vehicle (PPV) by 2026, up from 12 percent in 2020. The study was performed by American research institutions and DuckerFrontier consulting firm, which examined the newest materials of North American light cars across the automotive value chain, including car makers and suppliers. Aluminum is in the automobile industry because of its conventional cars The growing usage of car locks, white components and chassis, as well as electric power platforms and electric battery cars (BEV).
"The usage of aluminum in cars also increases as consumer demand and environmental concerns rise. This need is increasing because aluminium, which is strong in strength and light in weight, helps manufacturers to adapt to the current automotive trends. We're mobile The fast-growing electric car industry is enthusiastic about metals' development potential, "Ganesh Paneer, chairman of the Aluminum Association Transportation Group, stated. "In the automobile sector, the penetration rate for the aluminum market has grown year after year in the last 50 years and is projected to continue expanding. The increasing usage of electric cars has boosted the use of aluminum to extend the range and to assist balance battery weight and expense. It guarantees that the customers select high-performance, safe and fun-driving automobiles and trucks and protects the environment better."
As the development progresses to multi-material vehicles, cars and SUVs, car manufacturers will continue to expand the usage of aluminum in cars. According to the latest DuckerFrontier 2020 study, the contents of aluminum and prospects in North American light-duty vehicles rolled aluminum sheets are still a significant option for replacing heavy steel and helping car manufacturers reach reduction objectives.
Doors are the most significant net aluminum content increase per car and by 2026 the rate of penetration is to reach 30 percent. Moreover, the adoption rate of aluminum caps is projected to reach 81 percent by 2026 and door-side panels are expected to reach 44 percent. By 2030, the total aluminum content is expected to reach 570 PPV, which will increase by 24% in the next ten years.
With continued electrification, demand analysis projects for aluminum extrusions and high-pressure aluminum die castings will increase as their use in applications such as batteries, motor housings, and structural body parts increases. It is anticipated that the main applications for vehicle safety and extrusion (CMS) systems would grow by 10 percent between 2016 and 2022.
"Considering the additional content and weight of new features, additional safety requirements, and the transition to electrification, the aluminum industry is expanding and developing solutions designed to address the most pressing needs of automakers to make up for most of the needs. Year after year blocked development till 2030, "DuckerFrontier CEO Abey Abraham stated.
In the ever-changing industrial environment, automakers continue to favor aluminum, as evidenced by the recent introduction of products featuring extensive use of aluminum housings and structural components. With the vigorous development of the automotive aluminum industry, it has proven to be an important industry for American manufacturing and a healthy American economy. The aluminum industry has invested and pledged more than US$3 billion to ensure greater production capacity in the industry. Since 2013, the U.S. automobile industry has continued to make such investments in domestic manufacturing employment due to continuous growth in demand.
Aluminum automotive: a win-win relationship
Aluminum and automobiles are two natural partners, because this material—better than almost all other materials—meets the needs of sustainable products and applications, and supports automakers in designing and producing environmentally friendly cars.
The advantages of this material are well known: it is very light and when combined with the appropriate elements, it is very strong. It can be recycled in an energy-saving manner without any problem, thereby greatly saving resources. It can be processed in many ways: casting, rolling, extrusion and forging. Aluminum is used for transmission and clutch housings, body panels, or as an extruded part of the bumper system.
Due to the use of aluminum components, it can reduce the weight by about one-third compared with steel products. For every 100 kilograms reduced, about 3.5 liters of fuel per 1,000 kilometers can be saved, and the greenhouse gas CO 2 is also reduced accord