To meet the need to increase the driving mileage of Electrical Vehicles (EVs), Aluminium China and its sister show Lightweight Asia in July, held in Shanghai by Reed Exhibitions, will showcase leading auto-aluminum brands committed to reducing the weight of next-generation EVs.
While it is predicted that by 2020, the annual output of EVs in China alone will reach 2.42 million with 244 different models, representing an annual growth rate of 41%, 'mileage concern' still puts off many potential consumers.
Reducing the weight of EVs is the best way to break the mileage barrier and motivate consumers to adopt them in greater numbers. It is estimated that for every 100kg saved, an EV can increase its mileage by 10-11%, reduce its battery cost by 20% and save 20% daily worn-out costs. And the most important factor to achieve so-called lightweighting is through developing light materials.
Aluminium is considered to be one of the most important lightweight materials to be used on cars. In 2016, SAE-China released its energy efficiency and EV roadmap, which indicated that the average car weight will be reduced by 20% by 2025, with an average usage of aluminum alloy of 250kg per car.
The use of aluminum alloys helps to reduce car weight by 30-50% compared with steel, while also ensuring strength and robustness. Aluminum alloy parts are resistant to rusting, adapt to production, processing and repairs, and are easy to be recycled. All these features simplify processes and reduce costs, reflected in the growing use of aluminum alloys by companies such as Tesla, BMW and Audi along with Chinese car makers including BYD, JAC and BAIC.
In its 15th year, Aluminium China and Lightweight Asia will feature global companies such as Constellium, Novelis and Nikkeikin. In addition, leading Chinese aluminum suppliers will also be featured, including Chalco, Alnan, PMI, Kam Kiu, Giant, Hoshion, Mingtai, Qianliang and Runhua.
Over 600 companies will be featuring their latest auto lightweight materials, processing technologies and solutions at Aluminium China and Lightweight Asia from 10 to 12 July in Shanghai. International visitors can obtain VIP tickets, free-of-charge business matchmaking and local factory visits provided by organizer Reed Exhibitions, by signing up at the official website. www.aluminiumchina.com/en or www.lightweightasia.com/en/