SKODA AUTO delivers the ENYAQ iV to customers with a carbon-neutral balance sheet
The ENYAQ iV is being built at ŠKODA’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav, where the carmaker is installing the largest photovoltaic roof system in the Czech Republic in collaboration with energy service provider ČEZ. All the energy required for production at ŠKODA AUTO’s Czech plants will come from carbon-neutral sources by the end of this decade.
In addition to optimising its own production processes, ŠKODA AUTO also monitors the CO2 emissions of its suppliers and partners. The company ensures that CO2 emissions are avoided or reduced proportionately in the supply chain, throughout the manufacturing process and in logistics, among other areas, by using green electricity. For example, the supplier LG guarantees the use of green energy to produce the traction batteries for the ENYAQ iV. The remaining CO2 emissions are calculated based on the specific life cycle assessment of the ENYAQ iV. TÜV NORD CERT issues certificates confirming the correct recording of all CO2 emissions over the life cycle and the classification of the ENYAQ iV as a carbon-neutral product in terms of its balance sheet when it is delivered to customers.
CO2 emissions over the entire life cycle also include recycling the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV. After being used in vehicles, the drive batteries are then given a second life in ŠKODA iV energy storage systems. The CO2 emissions from recycling the vehicle are also factored in; a high recycling rate and the extensive use of already recycled or recyclable materials helps to reduce emissions further.
Some of the CO2 emissions that arise during the production (suppliers and manufacturing) of a ŠKODA ENYAQ iV cannot yet be avoided.
Jun 03, 2021 at 16:26