Chevy Wheels are a type of rim that is made of steel and has a chrome finish.
Chevrolet wheels, like any other type of wheels, are available in a range of sizes to accommodate the various years and models of vehicles now on the market. Many individuals are now wanting to replace their original chevrolet wheels with lighter weight alternatives, or with larger wheels to show their own personality. There is a broad selection of colors available to match or harmonize with the bodywork of your car, so there is something for everyone. Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products has just announced that they would be supplying the wheels for the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle.
For General Motors, which has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary and manufactures the Chevrolet brand, environmental concerns are of paramount importance. Reducing their reliance on carbon emissions is a top priority in order to maintain their leadership position in the industry. Alcoa Automotive Wheels, one of its companies, has been awarded the contract for the supply of chevrolet wheels made of forged aluminum for the Chevrolet Volt, an extended range electric car that is scheduled to go into production in 2010. One of the most important criteria was to remove as much unnecessary weight from the vehicle as possible in order to be able to go up to 40 miles on electric power alone. By using forged aluminum wheels, Alcoa has managed to lower the weight of the wheels by 20% while increasing their strength by a factor of two when compared to cast aluminum wheels.
In direct proportion to the reduction in fuel consumption and emissions, the new generation of chevrolet wheels, which has a priority on lightweight materials, enhances driving performance. In fact, having a reduced rotational inertia enhances the overall efficiency. Various unsprung components such as the steering column, suspension, and brakes benefit from the reduction in mass, which is proportional to the reduction in the amount of energy required to accelerate and decelerate the vehicle. The immediate effect of this is a reduction in emissions as well as an increase in fuel efficiency.
Alcoa is a leader in the production of cast aluminum and forged aluminum wheels, as well as die-cast goods and space frames, as well as M-series TM truck wheels and other products. Alcoa is also responsible for the Dura-Bright® and Dura-Flange® wheels that are widely used today. Alcoa is a multinational corporation with operations in 34 countries that is well-known for its commitment to environmental sustainability. Due to their large workforce of over 97,000 people, they are well-suited to assisting General Motors in their new initiative to supply Chevrolet wheels for the new Chevrolet Volt when it goes into production over the next two years, ideally in 2010.