How Automotive Industry can help in Sustainable Development
If we are to survive on this planet, we need to make our society well-adjusted to persevere the long run that is ahead. However, the inevitable first step on this journey of thousands of miles is making the automotive industry sustainable. Although to some people prospects in this field may not seem that optimistic, there sure is a lot of room for improvement. With this in mind, here are some ways in which automotive industry can aid in sustainable development and become more eco-friendly.
One of the burning issues in efforts to make automotive industry more sustainable is what to do with old and broken tires. It came to our attention that greatest problem here is that the rubber is one of the substances that takes the longest time to dissolve on its own. With this in mind, it could be absolutely devastating for the environment to dispose tyres as if they were any other litter. For this reason alone, recycling used tires should be a cornerstone of future automotive industry eco-friendly endeavors.
There is a widespread myth about traffic safety while driving vehicles which use recycled tyres. However, regardless of the tires you use, recycled or new ones, your driving habits are the ones that affect the wear and tear cycle.
Another huge plus when it comes to eco-friendly automotive industry is that the awareness of CO2 emission that motor vehicles produce has been raised. This put into motion a series of global campaigns and rallies which, further down the line, resulted in several summits and international regulations being made.
Now, in most countries, cars are evaluated according to vehicle dimensions and engine capacities which is in direct correlation to their potential harmfulness to the environment. Some countries even go as far as to forbid the import of certain brands that don’t fulfill their standards. Such was the case with U.S. and Volkswagen.
Although electric vehicles exist for quite some time now, these incredible machines were never as popular as they are today. Throughout the history some accused major oil companies for lobbying against electric cars, but the truth is quite simple and not as nearly interesting.
Several decades ago, when these conspiracy theories first came to life, electric car technology was still in its infancy. Today, we can safely say that it is gaining more and more ground, which has reignited global interest in this phenomenon.
Finally, one more trend that can make a huge difference is investing in biofuel research. First of all, unlike fossil fuels, biofuel is a non-finite resource. Second, the demand for biofuel will further facilitate in agricultural development.
This can, on its own, make the world a better place since not only does it create jobs, but these crops may also help absorb some of the harmful CO2 from the atmosphere. Last, but not least, biofuel is significantly cheaper than gas.
Even though the road ahead may be bumpy, it is one that we have to take. Seeing how motor vehicles represent a large part of our everyday lives, the industry is subjected to satisfying the needs of the growing society.
This means that even the smallest, most insignificant change could make a huge ripple, which has the potential to make all the difference. Something definitely worth having in mind. To put it simply, by investing more into tire recycling, biofuel and electric cars, as well as keeping a closer eye to CO2 emission, automotive industry can single-handedly make this world a better place.
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