Sustainability: environmental credentials thanks to recycled materials

› Recycled plastics, metals and glass in the new ENYAQ COUPÉ iV
› Seat covers made of new wool and PET bottles as well as leather treated with olive leaf extracts

Mladá Boleslav, 7 March 2022 – ŠKODA has focused on sustainable materials for the new ENYAQ COUPÉ iV, particularly recycled plastics, metals and glass to conserve natural resources. In the Design Selection ‘Lodge’, the seat covers bear the Woolmark Company quality seal: they are made of 40% natural new wool and 60% recycled PET bottles. In the Design Selection ‘ecoSuite’, ŠKODA uses leather that is tanned in an eco-friendly process, using olive leaf extracts.

For ŠKODA, sustainability means not only switching to electric and zero-emission powertrains, but also selecting the materials for car production more consciously. The Czech carmaker has reduced the use of raw materials from non-renewable sources, lowering vehicle weight and energy consumption. ŠKODA uses recycled plastics in the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV, for the underbody covers for example. The material required for this is reclaimed from old battery housings and bumpers. The side windows of the ENYAQ COUPÉ iV are made of 20% recycled scrap glass.

Next step: waste sugar beet fibres become fillers

In the development of sustainable elements, particular focus is being placed on the use of environmentally friendly, recycled materials with natural ingredients and a low carbon footprint. Such natural ingredients include sugar beet fibres, which are a waste product from a sugar refinery a few kilometres from ŠKODA’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. The ŠKODA engineers use them to develop fillers for plastic parts.

ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV

ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ iV

Seat covers made of new wool and PET bottles

The ENYAQ COUPÉ iV’s floor and boot mats are made from sustainable materials, while recycled textiles are used for sound insulation. In the Design Selection ‘Lodge’, the seat covers are made of 40% natural new wool and bear the Woolmark Company’s Wool Blend Performance label, reserved for products containing between 30 and 49.9% new wool. Wool absorbs more moisture than any other fibre. It has a cooling effect, is breathable and also filters pollutants and odours from the surrounding air. The polyester for the upholstery fabrics comes from recycled PET bottles.

Sustainably treated leather

The seat covers and other parts of the interior are also particularly sustainable in the Design Selection ‘ecoSuite’. They are made of cognac-coloured leather with a smooth grained texture and are produced without the use of chromium sulfate-based chemicals. Olive leaf extracts preserve the environment during tanning.

ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV

ŠKODA ENYAQ COUPÉ RS iV

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