Aluminum in Passenger VehiclesTrends, Implications, and Opportunities

Most OEMs Expected to Produce a Model with at Least 500 Pounds of Aluminum by 2025


This study presents the current trends in aluminum usage in cars and light trucks. It analyzes automotive manufacturer and supplier strategies and provides an overview of aluminum usage patterns in vehicle systems. It offers insights on aluminum usage by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brand, vehicle segment, and key vehicle models, and identifies advantages of aluminum compared with other material choices. A comparative analysis of OEM aluminum strategies including manufacturing activities and joining techniques is included. The study concludes with a future outlook, strategic recommendations, and 3 big predictions about what will affect the industry.

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This study presents the current trends in aluminum usage in cars and light trucks. It analyzes automotive manufacturer and supplier strategies and provides an overview of aluminum usage patterns in vehicle systems. It offers insights on aluminum usage by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) brand, vehicle segment, and key vehicle models, and identifies advantages of aluminum compared with other material choices. A comparative analysis of OEM aluminum strategies including manufacturing activities and joining techniques is included. The study concludes with a future outlook, strategic recommendations, and 3 big predictions about what will affect the industry.
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Table of Contents

1. Table of Contents
2. Executive Summary - Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles
CO2 Emission and CAFE Targets, Global, 2015–2025
Best-seller Vehicle Weight by Generation, Global, 1966–2013
Key AIVs, Global, 2015
Multimaterial Strategy, Global, 2010, 2012, and 2015
Key Aluminium Alloys and Target Applications, Global, 2015
Tesla Model S
Current and Future Outlook
Automotive and Technology Alert
Automotive Lightweight Materials 360 Degree Review
Greater need for Fuel Efficiency Promotes use of Lightweight Materials in cars
3. Overview of Automotive OEM Material Strategies
Automotive Material Demand Evolution
Advantages Offered by Alternative Materials
Aluminium Usage in Vehicles
4. Drivers and Restraints - Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles—Trends, Implications, and Opportunities
Key Market Drivers
Primary Driver—US CAFE Standards
Secondary Driver—CO2/Greenhouse Gas Emission Norms
Tertiary Driver—Crash Impact Regulations
Key Market Restraints
Gen 3 Steel Grades
Non-metals Including CFRP
AIV Repair Costs
Other Restraint
5. Aluminium Usage Trends in Passenger Vehicles
Material Strategies of Global OEMs
Increasing OEM Focus on Aluminium-to-Aluminium Amalgamation
Aluminium in Multimaterial Joining
Aluminium Usage Trends in Current-generation Vehicles
Aluminium Usage in Vehicles
6. Vehicle System and Component-level Aluminium Applications
Automotive Industry Aluminium Consumption
Aluminium Applications in Vehicle Systems
OEMs’ Aluminium Efforts and Focus Areas
Key Areas of Aluminium Consumption
Body and Closure Aluminium Usage
Global Aluminium Production
7. Deep-dive Analysis of Key OEMs’ AIVs
OEMs’ Aluminium Efforts and Focus Areas
Exhibit B—Ford Motor Company F-150
Exhibit C—Toyota Motor Corp
Exhibit D—Tesla Motors
8. Comparative Analysis of OEM Aluminium Implementation Strategies
OEM Focus on Aluminium and Alternative Materials
Material Intensity Vehicle Matrix
Aluminium Applications
9. Important Supplier Activities in the Aluminium Space
Exhibit E—Novelis Aluminium Strategy and Deep-dive Analysis
Exhibit F—Alcoa Aluminium Strategy and Deep-dive Analysis
10. Key Conclusions and Recommendations - Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles
Future Outlook, Global, 2015-2025
Strategic Recommendations
Current and Future Outlook, Global, 2015 and 2025
11. The Last Word
3 Big Predictions
Legal Disclaimer
12. Appendix
Market Engineering Methodology


List of Figures & Charts

1. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: CO2 Emission and CAFE Targets, Global, 2015–2025
2. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Best-seller Vehicle Weight by Generation, Global, 1966–2013
3. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Key AIVs, Global, 2015
4. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Multimaterial Strategy, Global, 2010, 2012, and 2015
5. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Key Aluminium Alloys and Target Applications, Global, 2015
6. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Tesla Model S
7. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Current and Future Outlook, Global, 2015 and 2025
8. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Automotive Material Demand, Global, 2013–2022
9. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Material Advantages, Global, 2015
10. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Usage Evolution, Global, 2015
11. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: CAFE mpg Standards, US, 2012–2025
12. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: CO2/Greenhouse Gas Emission Norms, Global, 2009–2025
13. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Crash Impact Regulations, Global, 2015
14. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Steel Grades, Global, 2015
15. Eight partnerships/agreements/ventures in nearly 34 months in the CFRP material automotive space
16. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Cost of AlV Repair, Global, 2015-2016
17. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Material Strategies of Major OEMs, Global, Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Body and Closure Material Usage, Global, 2012–20252015
18. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Amalgamation Research, Global, 2015
19. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Multimaterial Joining, Global, 2015
20. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Usage Trends, Global, 2015
21. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Application Benefits, Global, 2015
22. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Consumption by Automotive and Other Industries, Global, 2015
23. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Consumption by Segment, North America, 2015
24. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Vehicle System Usage, Global, 2015
25. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Key Areas of Implementation, North America, 2015
26. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Body and Closure Material Usage, Global, 2012–2025
27. Aluminium Production, Global, 2000–2014
28. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: OEM Efforts and Focus Areas, Global, 2015–2025
29. Exhibit B—Ford Motor Company F-150
30. Exhibit C—Toyota Motor Corp.
31. Exhibit D—Tesla Motors
32. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: OEM Strategies, North America, 2015–2025
33. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: OEM Strategies, Europe, 2015–2025
34. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: OEM Strategies, Asia, 2015–2025
35. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Material Intensity Vehicle Matrix, Global, 2015–2025
36. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: OEM Applications, Global, 2015
37. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Novelis Analysis, Global, FY 2015
38. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Alcoa Analysis, Global, 2014
39. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Future Outlook, Global, 2015-2025
40. Aluminium in Passenger Vehicles: Current and Future Outlook, Global, 2015 and 2025



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