Monday 29 November 2021

Electronic Vehicles to Surge Vehicle Demands

Aluminium is one of the most versatile metals and hence used across varied sectors. Automobile industry is no exception. The initial cars weighed about 800 kilograms. With advancement made in the technology and as our dependency began to only grow on cars for utility, the weight of an average car also increased. An average car weighs about 1300 kilograms – 10 percent of which is aluminium (130 kilograms). ( ) 

The weight of an automobile directly impacts the fuel consumption. A heavy automobile will consume more fuel than a lighter alternative. Aluminium is one-third the weight of steel. This means that the vehicle’s parts can be made stronger and thicker as compared to steel, while still attaining weight goals.

Electric Vehicles or EV are propelled by one or more electric motors by using the energy stored in the vehicle battery – it uses an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine. With growing awareness around environmental crisis and the growing shortage in fuel resulting in high fuel prices, EVs have been instrumental in addressing the key environmental, fuel, and cost problems that usage of a conventional vehicle poses and the demand for aluminium is set to rise by several hundred tonnes by 2030. (

With rise of EVs there will be a subsequent rise in demand for aluminium. This directly impacts the cost of aluminium in the market. With demand, there will also be equal amount of mining for metal ore. But wouldn’t this beat the sole purpose of using an EV? Aluminium can be recycled infinitely with no impact on their usability or quality. As an EV uses more amount than a conventional vehicle, it will only be wise to make use of recycled aluminium. 

One way to do it is by deploying techniques in urban mining. So, what is Urban mining? Urban mine is the stockpile of metals found in the discarded waste electrical/electronic equipment (WEEE). Urban mining is the process of recovering these metals by applying mechanical and chemical treatments. (

UAE is one of the biggest automobile markets in the world. ( With more and more consumers turning to EVs, it is imperative to expect a much significant demand for aluminium. The aluminium scrap in Dubai offers recycling opportunities like no other. Lucky Group has consistently championed recycling for the greater cause. An Urban Miner, we pride ourselves in being an organization that recycles in the most efficient and advanced manner to contribute our part in the global efforts towards greener planet.

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