Service life, maintenance intensity, recyclability and Industry 4.0 compatibility are important factors that decide on the TCO and environmental balance. But they are by no means the only ones.
The development of electric vehicles (BEV, PHEV, HEV) and vehicles with fuel cells (FCEV) is in vogue thanks to their low-emission use. Statutory requirements and higher energy costs are the reason why OMEs and suppliers place particular emphasis on the sustainability and lightweight of their designs when developing new products.
The goal of reducing CO2 emissions has become anchored in many corporate strategies. It also urgently needed, since the extreme weather conditions in 2021 alone have shown that climate change has long since ceased to be a theory or a future scenario. We are in the middle of it, and industry will determine how it […]
Sustainability, and the circular economy are no longer mere trends or buzzwords, but urgent issues that drive people, the economy and public policy. Germany’s Chancellor Merkel, speaking at the 20th Annual Conference of the German Council for Sustainable Development on 8th June 2021, underscored the importance of sustainable development and a sustainability strategy that includes […]