That is exactly why you want your truck to be made with advanced high-strength steel.
Steel gives automakers exactly what they need because it is strong, formable, lightweight and affordable.
AHSS offers automakers the ability to meet future regulations and return the highest value to their shareholders.
The steel industry has continually invested in new technologies for future generation steels that enable car companies to reduce mass, improve fuel economy, reduce total emissions and continue to provide affordable safe vehicles for the American public for years to come.
World Steel Dynamics’ (WSD) report AutoBody Warfare: Aluminum Attack, based on WSD’s independent consultation with steel, aluminum and automotive experts, concludes that steel can easily deliver the weight savings required to meet federally mandated fuel economy targets for most vehicles.
Over the past decade, advanced high-strength steels (AHSS) have become the fastest growing material for vehicle use. AHSS are stronger, lighter, and have low emissions, helping automakers decrease a vehicle's life-long carbon footprint. The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach takes a vehicle's entire environmental impact into account by looking at greenhouse gas emissions from each phase of its life. LCA shows that steel, which currently makes up about 60 percent of the average North American vehicle, generates fewer emissions than other automotive body materials. Over a vehicle's lifecycle, steel is the highest value and most environmentally effective choice for automakers.
10/4/2014 - Report concludes that steel can easily deliver the weight savings required to meet federally mandated fuel economy targets for most vehicles.
10/3/2014 - From strong frames to advanced small-block engines, Chevy trucks are built to last!
9/26/2014 - High-strength steel makes the Chevrolet Silverado lighter, stronger and more efficient.
9/3/2014 - TAWA brings journalists from throughout Texas and the U.S. to the Texas Hill Country to evaluate the nation's top trucks and SUVs.
8/4/2014 - Hall will succeed Ronald P. Krupitzer as Vice President Automotive Market for SMDI. Krupitzer will retire at the end of the year.
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Great Designs in Steel 2014
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