With the arrival of the first aluminum-free trailer in over a decade, we’re still a long way from the world where the vast majority of vehicles are made from recycled aluminum, but aluminum-efficient products are starting to appear.
While aluminum-based trailers are often used as an alternative to the more conventional steel, aluminum is also a good choice for outdoor furniture and light duty light duty vehicles.
The most popular models on the market today include the Avanti, a $1,000 trailer that uses a mix of aluminum and carbon fiber materials, and the Pro, a trailer made with aluminum for its low weight and ability to hold up to 20 pounds of payload.
And that’s just the beginning.
According to an Ars Technic article, there are several other companies out there that make aluminum- and carbon-based vehicles, including the Aero, a “high-performance aluminum vehicle,” and the Carbon Fiber Bumper, a truck made with lightweight aluminum.
These new models are not as popular as the aluminum-built trailers we’ve been seeing in recent years, but there’s still plenty of room for them in the market.
Let’s take a look at the best of them, and why they’re so good.