Fuel efficiency 

 

Choosing forged aluminium wheels offers unequivocal advantages. Not only for fleets and
manufacturers, but also for cities, municipalities, citizens and tax payers

- and more importantly - the environment. Forged aluminium Alcoa Wheels are fitted

on a number of hybrid buses. The essential parameters are systematically measured

and compared with buses fitted on steel wheels. Over the period of 6 to 7 months significant

fuel savings of over 1% on the hybrid buses are reported, defining further cost savings and

stating a clear contribution to a greener environment.


CO₂ reduction 


Alcoa Wheels dramatically cut the carbon footprint of commercial vehicles:
• Replacing 12 steel wheels with aluminium cuts 13.3 metric tons of
CO₂ emissions over the lifetime of the wheels (1,5 million km)
• Alcoa Wheels are Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM, confirming that
they are a safe and environmentally conscious product