Novelis Aluminum for the Electric Taxi

By on March 20, 2018 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS

Novelis Inc., a major supplier of aluminum rolled products and recycler of aluminum, announced it would be supplying premium aluminum products for the London EV Company’s (LEVC) new TX electric taxi. The TX electric taxi is a brand-new, zero-emissions capable cab built on an aluminum frame in the U.K. The aluminum frame has lightweight aluminum sheeting, crucial to reducing the weight and increasing the driving range of the vehicle.

Novelis is supplying its Advanz™ 5F-s5754 RC product for the vehicle’s upper body and Advanz™ 6F-e170 for the hood. Novelis officials suggest that manufacturers of vehicles made for heavy urban driving, in particular, are increasingly looking to lightweight aluminum alternatives as part of larger strategies to reduce CO2 emissions and improve performance of vehicles like the electric taxi.