UK automotive sector cuts energy, water and waste

The UK automotive sector has announced its latest environmental achievements. It has reduced energy use per vehicle produced by 0.1%, water use by 7.6% and waste to landfill by 24.2% […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The UK automotive sector has announced its latest environmental achievements.

It has reduced energy use per vehicle produced by 0.1%, water use by 7.6% and waste to landfill by 24.2% last year compared to 2014, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Its latest report also revealed the use of renewable energy reached 58.4GWh.

That’s an increase of 27.7%, a record high, it claims.

The industry also stated average new car emissions fell by 2.6% to 121.4g/km.

Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive said: “The UK automotive industry has once again delivered growth while reducing its environmental impact.

“The introduction of the latest Euro 6 emissions standards for all new cars in September 2015 and the new Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test in 2017 require significant additional investment but will provide greater transparency in performance giving consumers much-needed confidence that this industry is delivering on air quality.”