Constellium will supply aluminium structural components for the recently introduced all-electric Ford F-150 Lightning.
Constellium-supplied aluminium components for the all-electric F-150 Lightning include the windshield header, rocker, radiator support, and others. The F-150 Lightning is expected to be available in spring next year.
Aluminium is a preferred choice for electric vehicles to manage crash energy in certain front, side and rear impacts, and provide intrusion resistance. Plug-in hybrid and full battery e-vehicles use more aluminium than the typical internal combustion engine vehicle today.
Aluminium components for all-electric F-150 Lighting from Constellium's Van Buren, Michigan plant
Constellium, a full-service supplier of rolled and extruded aluminium solutions for the global automotive market, has delivered more than 50m components for Ford’s aluminium-intensive trucks and SUVs since 2015. Aluminium components offer the strength and stiffness needed for body structure applications while saving weight and integrating multiple parts into single pieces to reduce complexity and assembly time.
In addition to the F-150 Lightning, F-150 and Super Duty trucks, Constellium also currently supplies aluminium components and auto body sheet for several Ford and Lincoln models. Body structure components and crash management systems are supplied from Constellium’s plant in Van Buren, Michigan, with auto body sheet provided by Constellium’s Bowling Green, Kentucky facility.