In the race towards sustainability in automotive production, bio-based materials are transforming the industry. Natural fibres like flax, hemp, kenaf and jute are gaining prominence, providing durable and lightweight alternatives for components, from dashboards to electric vehicle batteries. The journey towards eco-friendly solutions, is marked by the need for lower environmental footprints and manufacturing costs, and industry pioneers envision a future where bio-based materials play a central role in a more sustainable automotive world.
The carmaker will make three EV models - the Qashqai and JUKE crossovers and its next-generation LEAF - at its EV36Zero hub in Sunderland.
Porsche adopts CO2-reduced steel from 2026 via deal with H2 Green Steel, ensuring low-emission supply just a year after H2GS kicks off in Boden, Sweden.
Ford has downsized its planned EV plant in Marshall and GM has scrapped EV production targets as consumer EV demand dwindles.
The UK government’s £4.5bn initiative prioritises the automotive sector with over £2bn, signaling a green push. Nissan swiftly invests £2bn in three EV models.
In this podcast we look at the production challenges and solutions for high-resolution camera modules in ADAS vehicles