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 Nothing is more powerful than what our customers say about ArcelorMittal and our advanced steels. Here are a few examples:

 

“This use of mixed materials and advanced manufacturing is evident throughout the Silverado, resulting in a significant reduction in total vehicle weight and improved performance in many measures.” 

Chevrolet’s press release about its all-new Silverado, December 2017

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Case: 2019 Chevy Silverado reduces weight and increases strength with AHSS

Chevrolet’s all-new 2019 Silverado is 450 pounds (204 kg) lighter due to the extensive use of mixed materials. The vehicle’s fully boxed steel frame is 88 pounds (40 kg) lighter than its predecessor, while offering 10% greater torsional rigidity.

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“There will be no cars made of aluminium alone in the future. Press hardened steels (PHS) will play a special role in this development. PHS grades are at the core of a car’s occupant cell, which protects the driver and passengers in case of a collision. If you compare the stiffness-weight ratio, PHS is currently ahead of aluminium." 

Dr Bernd Mlekusch, head of Audi’s Leichtbauzentrum

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Audi A8: steel makes a comeback

Audi’s A8 switches back to steel after experimenting with aluminium in its luxury models. Scheduled for release in 2018, the body structure of the new A8 will be made up of over 40 percent steel, following the trend to use more advanced steels.

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“The new 2019 Ram includes 54% AHSS in the truck bed and cab, and 98% in the frame, and is credited with a 225 lb. (102 kg) weight savings overall, along with 25% fuel economy and 20% towing capacity improvements.” 

Mike Manley, head of Ram brand during 2019 NAIAS press conference.

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Case: 2019 RAM 1500 frame uses 98% high-strength steel

The frame of the 2019 Ram 1500 comprises 98% high-strength steel to improve durability, reduce weight, and increase rigidity for better handling. Meanwhile, 54% of the truck bed and cab is made up of AHSS.

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“We have a clear strategy for growth and we are committed to leading in automotive safety, connectivity services, and electrification. The XC40 reflects that commitment, and looking at the response from our customers and from the Car of the Year jury, we are on the right track.”

Håkan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo Cars

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Case: New Volvo XC40 makes extensive use of AHSS and boron grades

Volvo’s new XC40 small SUV was named 2018 European Car of the Year at the Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle makes significant use of advanced high strength steels (AHSS) including hot-formed boron grades, the strongest automotive steel available today.

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The body structure of the 2018 Honda Accord utilizes 29% ultra high strength steel (UHSS) with high strength steels (above 440 MPa) accounting for 54.2% of the entire vehicle.

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Case: Honda Accord body structure comprises 29% UHSS

The body structure of the 2018 Honda Accord utilizes 29% ultra high strength steel (UHSS) with high strength steels (above 440 MPa) accounting for 54.2% of the entire vehicle. Due to the extensive use of high strength steel, the Accord is between 110 and 176 pounds (50 to 80 kg) lighter, depending on trim.

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“Weight was one of the ways to improve fuel economy. Taking weight out of a car and making a car stronger is not an easy thing. Despite it being a much stronger, safer car, it is 275 pounds (125 kg) lighter than the outline car.”

Jim Keller, 2014 Acura MDX Chief Engineer

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Case: Honda's Acura features world-first single-piece door ring

Honda’s 2014 Acura model features a single-piece laser-welded door ring design, a world first. Developed by Honda in cooperation with ArcelorMittal and ArcelorMittal Tailored Blanks, the laser-welded design replaced a conventional multi-piece spot-welded version.

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“The body and chassis of the mass-market Tesla Model 3 is a blend of steel and aluminum. By comparison, the older Tesla Model S has an aluminum body.” 

Tesla website

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Case: Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle favors steel

Electrical vehicles favor lightweight design, similar to traditional vehicles. Today carmakers employ advanced steels to achieve their range goals. Steel is the most affordable way to save weight efficiently, also in electric vehicles.

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With ArcelorMittal and its steels we can achieve weight reductions in our vehicles at zero or almost no additional cost. This is one of the hallmarks of working with steel. Most other weight reduction solutions are fairly expensive and cost us several euros per kilogram gained. The theme of the work we do with ArcelorMittal is related to steel weight reduction at a constant manufacturing cost.”

Louis David, master expert in materials & processes for vehicles at PSA

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Case: What PSA says about ArcelorMittal and steel

PSA award recognises the value ArcelorMittal adds to the partnership. Both companies work together to create the vehicles of the future with the next generation of steel solutions.

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