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Alcoa and Phinergy will unveil their jointly developed aluminum-air battery that they say powers electric cars to greater distances. An Alcoa-Phinergy electric car will take laps around the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve to demonstrate the technology, ahead of the Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada in Montreal. Why go with aluminum-air technology for batteries? Phinergy explained aluminum […]

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Alcoa has rolled out what it considers the world’s lightest heavy-duty truck wheel. This latest wheel, the Ultra ONE, will help trucks shed pounds for increased payload and fuel efficiency, said Alcoa. Alcoa added its new 40-pound wheel is 47 percent lighter than steel wheels of the same size. The Ultra ONE can help, according […]

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The amount of aluminum body sheet content in North American vehicles is expected by automakers to quadruple by 2015 and increase tenfold by 2025 from 2012 levels. This has benefits for fuel consumption, but also for the U.S. aluminum industry. One good example of vehicle raising demand for the material is the 2015 Ford F-150; […]

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There is a strong need for the use of lighter materials in cars, like aluminum, and a recent agreement between Alcoa and Chemetall will contribute to a wider spread use of this light metal. On Friday, Alcoa announced that its “Alcoa 951” pre-treatment bonding technology – an enabler for adhesive bonding of automotive structures — […]

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