Nokian Tires has announced that it will be cutting the rolling resistance of its tires and cutting energy emissions produced as an outcome of manufacturing to help tackle the level of greenhouse gas emissions it produces.
Nokian Tires intends to be a market leader when it comes to combating climate change and its effects, through intervention at every stage of a tire’s lifecycle.
Commenting on the initiative, Teppo Huovila, who deals with sustainability at Nokian Tires said that the company makes tires for different markets at its factories in Finland, Russia, and from next year, in Dayton in the United States. It will continue to actively look out for ways and models for taking a more sustainable approach throughout a tire’s lifecycle, right from the materials stage to reusing tire waste. Sustainability will cover combatting climate change and employees manufacturing the tire materials are working in decent conditions.
Nokian Tyres has been actively involved in making the shift to lower-emission energy sources and making manufacturing processes and production facilities more energy efficient in order to reduce the level of CO2 emissions from its factories.
“We have been able to reduce the CO2 emissions from the manufacture of a tire by 38 percent in five years,” Teppo Huovila explained.
LOW TIRE ROLLING RESISTANCE REDUCES FUEL USE AND EMISSIONS
Drivers can also reduce the level of CO2 emissions generated while driving by choosing their tires wisely.
Jukka Kasi, SVP, Products & Technologies for Nokian Tires said that the company want to help motorists reduce their usage of fuel and CO2 emissions through making the right tire choices. At the correct tire pressure, low rolling resistance tires can help drivers save over 0.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. This will also contribute towards a lower level of emissions. An economic driving style can reduce emissions by even more.
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS DURING A TIRE’S LIFECYCLE:
About 89 percent, of a tire’s lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions are created during its use. The tire’s rolling resistance contributes to around 15-20 percent of a car’s fuel consumption and emissions. Rolling resistance therefore has a significant effect on emissions.
Most emissions from tire manufacturers and materials are due to energy use:
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