With the more stringent fuel economy and emissions regulations, it is more important than ever to collaborate on advancing lightweight steel technologies....more
While the 54.5 mpg 2025 fuel economy requirement is more than 10 years away, the regulations require immediate attention. The fuel economy regulations have interim requirements that set standards throughout this time period. The Auto/Steel Partnership (A/SP) is focused on developing the enabling technologies to provide A/SP members with effective lightweighting steel solutions to meet the emerging 54.5 mpg fuel economy standards. All A/SP projects are designed with these needs in mind. The Partnership’s goal is to continue to provide cost-effective design and manufacturing steel solutions that provide immediate weight savings for their members resulting in more fuel-efficient vehicles throughout this time period.
The North American steel industry is committed to principles of sustainable development in manufacturing innovative products that meet society's needs. This commitment is aimed at improving the quality of life for everyone now and for generations to come. Our industry recognizes and values the interdependence of environmental, social and economic advances, goals that are best realized through market forces operating in a growth-oriented regulatory framework.