India’s largest producer of aluminium Vedanta Aluminium has made a case for green aluminium at the recently held national webinar by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India. With its world class-aluminium smelters, metal expertise, global technology partnerships and deep R&D capabilities, Vedanta Aluminium has been a long-time partner to the auto industry, developing product solutions perfectly tailored to their evolving needs. The company is keen to partner with the automotive sector across the value chain, from large players to OEMs and MSMEs, for reducing the industry’s import dependence.ACMA’s event, themed on ‘Light-weighting with Aluminium and Sustainability’ witnessed participation of top executives from key players in the auto, auto components and aluminium industry.Aluminium is currently the second most used metal in vehicles and the fastest growing, a clear indication of the metal’s growing prominence in automobile manufacturing. With evolving consumer consciousness towards sustainability and tightening of emission norms, there has been a significant increase in aluminium usage in vehicles, be it battery electric vehicles, hybrids or internal combustion engine vehicles. The reason being aluminium’s unique properties which lend themselves very well to the auto industry•\tOwing to its high strength-to-weight ratio, more aluminium in vehicles makes them significantly lighter, faster, easier to manoeuvre and high on performance•\tLight weighting of vehicles also reduces their fuel consumption, thereby helping with cost savings and reducing carbon footprint.•\tIn electric vehicles, increase in aluminium usage in the vehicle extends its driving range by offsetting battery weight, thereby reducing cost of ownership, even with addition of more safety features.•\tAluminium continues to drive vehicle safety as well, since pound for pound, aluminium can absorb twice the crash energy of mild steel.•\tHighly malleable & ductile, aluminium also gives automakers exceptional design flexibility, across a wide range of applications – from car frames to engines, battery casings, doors & windows, wheels, and many other smaller components in between.•\tFurther, aluminium’s natural resistance to corrosion gives vehicles a longer life and reduces the need for frequent maintenance, again reducing cost of ownership.•\tFinally, nearly 90% of all the aluminium used in a vehicle can be recycled at the end of its lifecycle, increasing the vehicle’s salvage value.