Novelis Aluminum in Jaguar EV

By on February 8, 2019 in IN THE NEWS, MATERIAL MATTERS

Novelis, a leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, will supply its premium Novelis Advanz™ aluminum to the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE. This new addition to the Jaguar PACE family, and the carmaker’s first all-electric vehicle, features a strong and stiff lightweight aluminum construction to reduce weight and increase battery range up to 290 miles. The electric vehicle’s aluminum architecture uses advanced riveting and bonding technology to deliver a light, stiff body structure made up of 94-percent aluminum, thereby significantly reducing weight and design requirements, such as purity of line, surface and proportion.

“Novelis is proud to be a key supplier of aluminum sheet to Jaguar Land Rover, enabling novel, lightweight construction platforms and being part of their new era of electrification,” said Michael Hahne, vice president automotive, Novelis Europe.

The all-electric I-PACE reflects Novelis’ and Jaguar Land Rover’s common vision of delivering a cleaner future and more sustainable vehicles. The companies hold a leading position in sustainability by using high recycled-content alloys on all Jaguar Land Rover body structures, which reduce the overall carbon footprint in their products. Since 2013, the Novelis recycling plant in Latchford, U.K., has provided the British car manufacturer with a closed-loop recycling solution by converting the car manufacturer’s aluminum production scrap metal into new material for automotive sheet.