Effect on Transportation

Effect on Transportation

Effect on Transportation

Transportation accounts for 19{826c69e3a464a4e4c4be6fbc214267a11ad4a77e741dabf50b17358abf793f29} of global primary energy consumption. (Source: IEA, 2015 Key World Energy Statistics)

When the weight of vehicles is reduced, so is energy consumption during transport. Each 100 kg of weight saved by using aluminum in a car amounts to a reduction in fuel consumption of 800 liters (over the average lifetime of the car)

Another area where aluminum used extensively is airplanes. Fortunately, the weight reduction effect is comprehensively higher in the aerospace sector. A weight reduction of 1 kg in an aircraft has 1,000 times the effect as in an average passenger car.