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    EV Systems to be Explored at the Battery Electric Vehicle Architectures Congress

    The Battery Electric Vehicle Architectures (BEVA) Congress USA 2019 — a part of the GALM series of events — will explore development of electric vehicle (EV) architectures from a systems engineering point of view — both in design of brand new platforms and adoption of existing platforms. The focus will be on cutting development costs while […]

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    Tesla Introduces Model Y with Hybrid Aluminum and Steel Body

    Tesla is developing its latest electric vehicle, the Model Y, a fully electric compact utility vehicle (CUV) that will have the longest range of any electric CUV or sports utility vehicle (SUV), lasting for 300 miles before needing to be recharged. Of this, 168 miles worth can be charged in 15 minutes at ‘supercharger’ locations around […]

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    Ísar is Iceland’s First Aluminum-Intensive Vehicle

    Jakar ehf, located in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, introduced Ísar — the country’s first aluminum-intensive vehicle. Mostly comprised of Icelandic-produced aluminum, the vehicle is a super jeep made for rugged terrain. It is 8.2 ft wide and 18.7 ft long and can seat up to 20 people. Weighing in at just under 3 tonnes, the vehicle is lightweight […]

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    STEP-G Receives Largest Single Order for Aluminum Extrusions in Its History

    Volkswagen Group placed an order for aluminum extrusions from ST Extruded Products Group (STEP-G) in Germany — representing the largest single order in the company’s history. “With this major order and the corresponding investment volume, STEP-G realizes the largest project in the company’s history,” said Michael Zint, Managing Director of STEP-G. “This challenge is an extra ordinary opportunity for […]

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    ARTICLE: Dismantling and Analysis of Vehicles to Develop Optimal Applications

    By Lynn Brown, Contributing Editor. In order for automotive OEMs and Tier suppliers to develop aluminum applications for cars and trucks, they need to understand the capabilities of existing designs, whether sheet, extrusions, or castings, etc. Analyzing the use of aluminum in existing production vehicles to see how they compare is one way for a […]

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    Arconic Expanding Capacity in Tennessee to Capture Industrial and Automotive Growth

    Arconic Inc. is investing approximately $100 million to expand its hot mill capability and add downstream equipment capabilities to manufacture industrial and automotive aluminum sheet products in its Tennessee Operations facility near Knoxville, Tennessee. The company already has customer commitments for the majority of the increased capacity, with the remainder to be filled by projected […]

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    Constellium Supplies Aluminum for BMW X4 and X5

    On February 5th, Constellium announced that it is supplying BMW with aluminum structural components for the new X model sports activity vehicles, X4 and X5.  The aluminum parts will be supplied from Constellium’s White, Georgia plant, which opened in 2017 to serve automakers in the Southeast U.S. Constellium has been a partner of BMW Group […]