Alumobility will present the results of its recent technical case study, Superior Economic and Sustainability Performance of an Aluminum Vehicle Body, EuroCarBody’s 24th Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference, which will be held October 18-20 in Bad Nauheim, Germany.
Organized by the Automotive Circle, the Global Car Body Benchmarking Conference will bring together car body engineers from around the world to benchmark the latest car body development, performance and production techniques.
Three Alumobility representatives, including Andreas Afseth (Constellium), Karisma Leftinger (Novelis), and Dr. Thomas Rudlaff (Alumobility), will present the case study results of the Last-Mile Delivery Vehicle (LMDV) concept, including cost of ownership and life cycle analysis. Following the presentation to attendees from around the world, there will be an interactive Q&A session around a hologram display of the LMDV concept.
As a result of the significant increase in e-commerce demand in the last few years, Alumobility developed the LMDV study to help accelerate the use of aluminum in automotive applications, particularly in commercial vehicles, and to show the potential to reduce vehicle emissions. The significant weight reduction for the aluminum LMDV proposal combined with the electric drivetrain results in a vehicle with much lower CO2e in all measured phases.
At the same time, the LMDV offers fleet owners a lower cost of ownership compared to a steel internal combustion engine or a steel battery electric vehicle. The aluminum intensive LMDV delivers reduced energy consumption, better payload, less maintenance, and longer fleet life.
“Presenting the results of this important study to an international audience of automotive engineers, designers and manufacturers at the EuroCarBody conference makes perfect sense for Alumobility,” said Thomas Rudlaff, managing director, Alumobility. “Our first and foremost goal is to share the latest aluminum automotive technology, including forming and joining, with the automotive world to advance aluminum as the material of choice for vehicle bodies. Conferences such as EuroCarBody create an excellent environment for education and collaboration, which are key to achieving our mission.”