Thursday 28 May 2020

Mercedes-Benz vows carbon-neutral car production in two years

Mercedes-Benz vows carbon-neutral car production in two years

All Mercedes-Benz plants will be carbon-neutral from 2022.

The parent company Daimler has announced its plans to make car production in more than 30 passenger car and van plants worldwide carbon-neutral.

The company which aims to reveal a carbon-neutral new car fleet from 2039, will reduce carbon dioxide emissions of its production gradually, by increasing energy efficiency and the use of green electricity and by implementing a sustainable heat supply.

The firm says it will boost energy efficiency with measures like optimisating lighting and ventilation systems and 'the intelligent control' of electrical supply.

Starting in 2022, Mercedes-Benz plants around the world will obtain electricity exclusively from renewable sources - solar, wind and hydropower plants will be used.

The manufacturer will also rely on biogas, biomass, geothermal energy and solar thermal energy as well as heat pumps.

Jörg Burzer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz AG, Production and Supply Chain Management, said: "The awareness about energy-efficient actions is anchored in our processes and is a daily fact of life for our employees.

"Carbon-neutral production is an important milestone in the global production network of Mercedes-Benz Cars and not least in the implementation of our sustainable business strategy."

A year ago, Mercedes-Benz presented its path to carbon-neutral mobility with its 'Ambition 2039' plan.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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