Ford and GM have announced that they will stop using aluminium rms on all their vehicles beginning in 2021.
The move comes after years of criticism of the metal and its high costs and the need to replace them with carbon fiber.
“We are taking this important step to reduce our use of aluminium in all of our vehicles in the United States,” the companies said in a joint statement.
It was not immediately clear if the move would be retroactive to 2021.
Ford and GM said they will keep using aluminium for the rest of the decade.
They are currently using steel for most of their vehicles.
The new aluminium rams will replace aluminium on all of Ford’s vehicles in 2021 and 2021 and the Chevy Bolt in 2025, according to the Associated Press.
Ford’s announcement comes as the company has been fighting a recall that began in August over a new version of the ignition key.
The recall was initially expected to be completed by the end of November, but the deadline was pushed back to October.
The automaker announced last week that it was delaying the recall to February.
GM has also been struggling with a recall of its Chevy Bolt electric car.
The car was recalled earlier this month for faulty batteries, and the company said the batteries may not have been properly designed to withstand harsh weather.