› ŠKODA uses recycled plastics, metals and glass in the ENYAQ iV
› In future, fibres from sugar beet will be used as fillers
› Covers made of new wool and PET bottles as well as leather treated with olive leaf extracts
Mladá Boleslav, 29 March 2021 – ŠKODA is fully committed to sustainability with the ENYAQ iV, both in terms of its purely electric, zero-emission drive system and also in the choice of materials used. A large proportion of the materials used are recycled – including plastics, metals and glass – which means the Czech car manufacturer is helping to conserve natural resources. 13.1 kg of the plastics used in the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV are recycled, as is 40% of the steel and 60% of the aluminium. In the Design Selection ‘Lodge’, the seat upholstery is made of 40% natural new wool, bearing the Woolmark Company’s seal of approval, and 60% from recycled PET bottles. The leather of the Design Selection ‘ecoSuite’ is tanned in an environmentally friendly way using olive leaf extracts. ŠKODA is also testing fillers made from sugar beet fibres for plastic parts.
ŠKODA is focusing entirely on sustainability as it enters the era of electromobility – this also applies to the selection and composition of the various materials. The aim is to reduce the use of raw materials from non-renewable sources, and to reduce weight and therefore energy consumption. The new ENYAQ iV already uses 13.1 kg of recycled plastics. These are mainly used for exterior applications, such as underbody covers. The material required for this is reclaimed from old battery housings and bumpers. The proportion of recycled steel used in the body is 40% and for aluminium it is as high as 60%, and 20% of the ENYAQ iV’s side window panes are recycled.