Greenhouse gases (C02) released by a combustion engine are linked to its fuel consumption. The more efficient an engine is, the more it respects the planet, if only by making the most efficient use of natural resources.
Renault's environmental policy is based on an understanding of the ecological challenges that our planet faces. This policy has three commitments:
- To be one of the world's top three car makers for low emissions of CO2
- To offer a range of models powered by biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel
- To develop a wide range of tectnologies
Renault underlines its commitments to protecting the environment and so offers a range of vehicles that are both economical and ecologically sound
- Ecologically sound through a commitment to reducing the environmental impact for the entire lifespan of the car. From the outset, each new project incorporates production processes, choice of materials, pollutant and CO2 emissions, fuel consumption and recycling.
- Economical in terms of fuel consumption. Renault emphasises that the solution to many great ecological challenges lie in technological advancements that can be applied to the majority of vehicles whilst maintaining attractive pricing.
- Recycling Renault strives to manufacture vehicles that are environmentally safer than ever before. One of Renault’s strengths is its capacity to integrate the environment into every stage of a vehicle project right from the design phase until the end of its life cycle. Eco-design of current Renault vehicles enables 95% of their weight to have a second life. It also means that an increasing number of components are made of recycled plastics and renewable materials.
Renault Confirms its Leadership in the Management of the Life Cycle
Aware of the ecological challenges and its responsibilities as a car maker, Renault has an ambitious global environmental policy, taking into account the life cycle of the vehicle, from manufacture to the end life cycle. In February 2008, Renault took a new step by creating “Renault Environment”. 100% owned by Renault, this subsidiary develops projects and partnerships, in France and on the international level, to optimise the final use of products.