The first step in reducing emissions from the automotive sector has already been taken. The European Union’s restrictions on vehicle emissions and the trend towards cleaner mobility have driven sales of electrified cars. Drivers, who are still reluctant to change, have yet to be convinced but the aid and subsidies and the improvements of the charging infrastructure play, little by little, their role and increase registrations.
But concerns about exhaust fumes should not be the only reason to reduce pollution from this industry. The production of the materials used in the manufacture of automobiles is also polluting.
As published by McKinsey & Company, up to 22% of emissions now come from the automotive production chain. However, with the implementation of electric mobility, this percentage could reach up to 60% of the total emissions expelled into the atmosphere.
However, from the same consultancy they have published an analysis, also collected by Europa Press, in which they affirm that Pollution from production could be reduced, profitably for manufacturers, by 29% by 2030. The key is to put aside the use of aluminum and plastics, which produce around 60% of the total emissions of the production chain.
This change in mindset could increase costs in the immediate future but it would be a much cheaper manufacturing solution for companies in the long run. From McKinsey & Company they also show the use of recycled plastics as a solution to emissions and, at the same time, to the increase in budgets.