Decarbonisation – ensuring automotive competitiveness

24 May 2023
Descarbonización; garantía de competitividad en automoción

“TECNALIA, together with SERNAUTO and the Repsol Foundation, brought together more than 60 companies with the aim of communicating the opportunity and importance of decarbonisation in their business plans and strategies”

The automotive industry has been working on decarbonisation for years, driven by the search for more efficient processes

These processes aim to reduce costs, energy consumption and emissions. It is important that the path towards decarbonisation in the automotive sector is progressive and organised throughout the vehicle life cycle, with a specific plan of measures that take into account environmental, economic, social and technological factors. And, furthermore, to continue ensuring different forms of citizen mobility.

Technological innovations as a strategic basis

TECNALIA has a decarbonisation strategy based on the improvement of energy efficiency, the smart use of resources and the implementation of sustainable energy systems to favour a low-carbon economy.

This strategy leads to the development and implementation of innovation projects in companies, which help to identify and develop the R&D&I required to reduce their carbon footprint, based on ensuring the competitiveness of companies and improving people’s quality of life, on how to tackle decarbonisation with competitiveness criteria, taking into account the current economic, political and social situation and encouraging investment in R&D&I as a lever for growth, and based on the implementation of a digital passport.

Decarbonisation as a present and future strategy

Decarbonisation has to be treated as an inherent element of the business strategy and from a holistic point of view; from raw material sourcing to the end of life of the product.