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  • Fisker Ocean range of electric vehicles feature architecture from Magna

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    Fisker Ocean EVs Use Aluminum Framework

    Fisker Inc. is entering into agreements with Magna International Inc. that provide the framework for strategic platform sharing and manufacturing cooperation for the Fisker Ocean SUV. Using the Fisker-Flexible Platform Adaptive Design (FF-PAD), Fisker’s design, engineering, and software teams will integrate Magna electric vehicle architecture with Ocean’s award-winning exterior design. The new FM29 lightweight aluminum-intensive […]

  • Shyft Group F3 The F3 facility in Waterville, Maine, manufactures aluminum truck and van bodies.

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    Shyft Group Acquires Manufacturer of Aluminum Light Truck Bodies and Accessories

    The Shyft Group, Inc., a North American company specializing in vehicle manufacturing, assembly, and upfit for the commercial, retail, and service markets, acquired F3 MFG Inc., an aluminum light truck body and accessory manufacturer. Known for its well-recognized DuraMag® and Magnum® brands, F3 operates out of a 140,000 sq ft production facility in Waterville, Maine. The operation […]

  • Jaguar I-Pace outside charging - electric vehicles drive aluminum demand

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    Aluminum Continues Unprecedented Growth in Automotive Applications

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Demand for aluminum in the automotive industry is continuing its growth trajectory, according to a new report from DuckerFrontier, 2020 North American Light Vehicle Aluminum Content and Outlook. The report notes that aluminum content is expected to grow to 514 lbs per vehicle by 2026, up by 12% from 2020 […]

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    Ford Celebrates Production Start of New F-150s, Breaking Ground on Historic All Electric Plant

    On September 17th, Ford celebrated the production start of its all new aluminum-bodied F-150 trucks at its Ford Rouge Center manufacturing plant in Dearborn, MI. The new F-150 lineup includes multiple powertrain options, including the first ever PowerBoost hybrid and an all electric motor. In addition, the company also confirmed construction of the new Rouge Electric […]

  • Lotus Evija – Lotus Cars is partnering with Brunel University London and Sarginsons Industries to develop Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture (LEVA) – electric vehicles

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    Lotus Partners with Brunel University to Develop Next Generation Electric Vehicles

    Lotus Cars is partnering with Brunel University London and Sarginsons Industries to develop Lightweight Electric Vehicle Architecture (LEVA). The aim of the project is to accelerate innovation in the development of lightweight structures for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), acting as a showcase for new, cutting-edge chassis and powertrain concepts. “This is great news for our industry and its […]

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    Galaxy and Panoz to Showcase Mg’s Lightweight Prowess at Pirelli GT4 Race

    Galaxy Magnesium – a company that provides mine-to-customer magnesium – has partnered with Panoz Racing to create lightweight, safe, high-performance vehicle technology for race cars. Panoz has been a regular competitor in SRO Motorsports Group competitions over the last three years and has garnered multiple team manufacturer and driver championship titles. Racing is an exciting demonstration platform for […]

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    2021 Ford F-150 Sticks with All-Aluminum Body

    The 2021 Ford F-150 pick-up truck was unveiled in June, and the new model is headed to showrooms this fall. Ford stuck with the all-aluminum body for the 2021 model, which rides on a steel frame. According to Ford, despite looking similar to current models, every exterior aluminum body panel on the F-150 is newly […]

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    Constellium Leads ALIVE Project to Develop New Al Battery Enclosures for EVs

    On June 25th, Constellium announced that it will lead a consortium of automotive manufacturers and suppliers to develop structural aluminum battery enclosures for electric vehicles. The £15 million Aluminium Intensive Vehicle Enclosures (ALIVE) project will be developed in the UK and funded in part by a grant from the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) as a component of its […]