WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued by Dr. Richard Klimisch, Vice-President of The Aluminum Association: "The aluminum industry congratulates General Motors on its commitment to implement advanced technologies to improve fuel economy and satisfy customer demands for performance, utility and safety. Our industry stands ready to help GM and other automakers meet these challenges." "The automakers know that weight reduction is the best way to improve fuel economy and meet the other customer demands as well. For these reasons, the use of aluminum has doubled in cars and tripled in the fast growing light truck segment during the last decade. Furthermore, we expect aluminum to provide all the same advantages to future vehicles equipped with hybrid powertrains. "The aluminum industry, through the Auto Aluminum Alliance, has been working with auto manufacturers in North America and around the world to develop innovative solutions for future generation of cars and trucks-it's no wonder that aluminum is the fastest growing material in the automotive industry."
SOURCE Aluminum Association