The auto industry isn’t exactly seen as being the more eco-friendly industry there is, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t become more environmentally friendly. The fact is that most vehicles use petrol or diesel to run, both of which are fossil fuels and are unsustainable in the long-term. While most cars require a lot of different unsustainable resources to make them run effectively, that doesn’t mean that they can’t become more sustainable.
Today, more and more vehicle manufacturers are looking at alternative ways of powering cars, making them more environmentally friendly. And it’s not just the way cars are powered that is being overhauled; it’s also refurbishing and reusing old vehicles instead of simply scrapping them. There is now a lot of emphasis on reusing old parts of vehicles to build new ones, helping to limit the environmental impact that a vehicle has.
So steps are being taken to improve how eco-friendly the auto industry is, but are they effective? Is it really possible to make cars more eco-friendly to build and power? Read on to find out.
One way that the auto industry is becoming more environmentally friendly is with the creation of electric cars. Electric cars put out a minuscule amount of carbon emissions, making them a much more eco-friendly option than regular cars. The only issue is that there are few electric cars around, which means that in terms of how effective they are at making the auto industry more eco-friendly, they aren’t considered to be very effective. However, if more of these cars make it onto the roads, they could revolutionise the auto industry.
Another way that the auto industry could become more eco-friendly is if solar powered cars, like those that DUEM have been studying, hit the roads. Still in the early stages of development, solar powered cars could tackle the issues that the auto industry create for the environment in an incredible way, as these cars would run purely on green energy. However, these cars are many years off of being the normal car type that people use, despite their potential for success.
Ten years ago, any old car parts that were damaged or blemishes in even the smallest of ways were considered unusable and were thrown into landfill sites. Today, however, that’s no longer the case, as more and more car manufacturers are starting to recycle and reuse old, damaged car part, refurbishing them first, of course. By choosing to reuse car parts, cars harm the environment less, as less fuel has to go into creating the parts for cars as old pieces are instead reused.
The fact is that right now the auto industry may not seem like it’s passionate about becoming more eco-friendly. However, the fact is that many parts of the auto industry are, in fact, focused on making vehicles more environmentally friendly, it’s just a case of working out how to revolutionise the auto industry for good, and do away with fossil fuels once and for all.