Mercedes-Benz will extensively use recycled materials and renewable energy in production, aims to reduce its Carbon Footprint by 50 Per Cent till 2030
Posted By : Deepak Naik | Date : Apr 13 2022 11:25 AM
To achieve this goal, Mercedes-Benz will electrify its vehicle fleet, charging with green energy, improving battery technology, and extensively use recycled materials and renewable energy in production.
At its first digital ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) Conference for investors and analysts, Mercedes-Benz announced measures aimed at cutting CO2 emissions to at least half per passenger car over the lifecycle by the end of this decade compared to 2020 levels. To achieve this goal, Mercedes-Benz will electrify its vehicle fleet, charging with green energy, improving battery technology, and extensively use recycled materials and renewable energy in production. Mercedes-Benz plans to cover more than 70 per cent of its energy needs through renewable energy by 2030 by rolling out solar and wind power at its plants.
Ola Kallenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG said, “The desire for individual mobility keeps growing. Our mission is to meet this need in a sustainable way. Mercedes-Benz has a clear roadmap on how to become carbon neutral. By 2030, we want to reach the halfway mark. To make faster progress in protecting the climate we need maximum dedication and more collaboration among governments, companies, and society.”
The aim is to achieve up to 50 percent share of plug-in hybrid and BEVs by 2025 on the way toward going all-electric by 2030 wherever market conditions allow. The portfolio already includes six, and soon nine, all-electric models. At present, Mercedes-Benz has the EQA, the EQB, the EQC, the EQS, the EQE 350+ as well as the EQV in its EQ range. Models such as the EQS SUV, the EQE SUV, and the EQT, will soon join the range. But it is the production of batteries for its EVs that is the biggest contributor.
By 2030, we aim to reduce our CO2 emissions by more than 50 per cent per passenger car over the lifecycle, compared with 2020. The interim target is an important milestone on the path to achieving carbon neutrality by 2039.#Sustainability #ambition2039— Mercedes-Benz (@MercedesBenz) April 11, 2022