Mercedes-Benz Releases Report on CO2 Emissions
Nov. 12, 2019—Mercedes-Benz has released an environmental report on its EQC electric vehicle, reported Electrek. The EQC arrives in the U.S. in 2020.
The report focuses on the life cycle of CO2 emissions, and only half of the vehicle's impact occurs on the road. The largest proportion of the vehicle's material production, at 39 percent, comes from steel and iron.
In the next decade, Mercedes-Benz aims to shift to recycled materials, reducing the environmental impact of primary resources in the powertrain and battery by 40 percent.
Secondary use of high-voltage batteries is another initiative. Mercedes-Benz defined four stages for battery recycling: battery re-use, repair, remanufacturing, and recycling.