Will the New CAFE Standards Shift the Advantage to Aluminum?

Markham, Dan
April 2011
Metal Center News;Apr2011, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p38
Trade Publication
The article reports on the competition for automotive sales between steel and aluminum producers as the new corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for North American vehicles are taking effect in 2012. It notes the possible shift of the advantage from the cheaper steel to the expensive aluminum due to the tougher government standards. It stresses the steelmakers' development of advanced high strength steels to retain their position as the material of choice for automakers.


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