Aluminum Pickups Coming from GM

Reuters

Speed Read:

GM aims to build large-body alu­minum pick­ups by 2018, and has locked in deals with Alcoa and Nov­el­is.

Move comes as GM strug­gles to meet fuel effi­cien­cy stan­dards, and keep up with Ford.

Drill-Down Details:

  • Both Alcoa and Nov­el­is are increas­ing alu­minum sheet pro­duc­tion
  • Ford already build­ing lat­est-gen­er­a­tion F-150 with 95% alu­minum
  • Alu­minum sheets for auto­mo­tive in such huge demand that it must be ordered years in advance
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