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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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If plans to introduce a cost-saving new design come to pass, we could see hybrids, EVs, and fuel-efficient cars shod with special lightweight steel wheels instead of the current wave of lightweight alloy wheels. To assist automakers in manufacturing vehicles that will meet the new fuel economy regulations while also offering style to consumers, the […]

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Lightweight materials, alternative fuels, extremely low fuel consumption are all key words for the car of today, but not so 30 years ago. These were the very properties that formed the basis for the LCP 2000, Light Component Project. This was a concept car study aimed at the future and the environment, presented by Volvo […]

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Audi, long-time proponent of the use of aluminum in the manufacture of vehicles, is joining the Aluminum Stewardship Initiative to help develop a global standard for sustainable aluminum. The German company said it is taking the opportunity to influence the entire value chain of one of its most important materials – one of the objectives […]

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