Nokian Tyres has joined the Polestar 0 project which aims to create a climate neutral car by 2030.
The EV maker’s project targets to eliminate all greenhouse gas emissions stemming from the production and end of life of the car. Nokian Tyres contribution is developing climate neutral premium tyres.
The target of the Polestar 0 project is that throughout the car’s supply chain, manufacturing processes, and end of life, all sources of CO2 emissions will be eliminated without offsetting them. The approach encompasses collaboration across the entire development process and value chain, from suppliers to retailers. Each component has to be climate neutral, and so do their value chains.
To achieve breakthroughs, different stakeholders need to join their efforts and collaborate.
Teemu Soini, head of innovation and development at Nokian, said: “The collaboration, research and results achieved will have broader benefits also outside this project, as new ways of decreasing the carbon footprints of different business activities will be created.
“Some of them may be available already before 2030 where the project goal is set. For example, the tyre innovations created during the Polestar 0 project will be used in [our] products as soon as possible.”
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