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Mastering the dual mission: Carbon and cost Savings

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Business Development Manager, Enel X

Lucy is a innovation professional pushing to breakaway from the status quo using data as a differentiator for more informed decision making. Originally a geologist with over 18 years experience...

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  • Jul 11, 2022

For car manufacturers electrification of vehicles alone will not lead to net zero. Battery vehicles can have up to twice the amount of production related emissions vs standard fossil fuel vehicles due to the carbon intensity of the batteries and high number of electronic components. This article by McKinsey looks in to how the automotive manufacturing industry can cut carbon emissions further by using low carbon sources. Whilst it is possible to reduce cost and CO2 at the same time the time for companies to act is now as the market is small and as more countries introduce carbon emissions reports the competition for low carbon materials is increasing.



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Matt Chester on Jul 11, 2022

Definitely important to remember that even with EVs there's no such thing as a carbon-free lunch, but setting up these systems today will allow for much decarbonization moving forward. And, of course, don't forget about the alternatives to cars in the first place: utilizing public transit, biking, and walking in situations that permit it!

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