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2020-08-21 14:30
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2020 Jaguar I-Pace (MotorPress)

• Jaguar Land Rover has found a new way of using recycled alumium.

• It plans to reduce CO2 emissions by 26%.

• The recycled aluminium will be used in JLR vehicles.

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Jaguar Land Rover continues to push the envelope when it comes to innovative ways of taking care of nature.

In the latest method, the automotive giant revealed a way of processing aluminium waste from cool drink cans, bottle tops, and end-of-life vehicle and recycling it for use in its cars. This process, says Jaguar, will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 26%.

The process forms part of Jaguar Land Rover's Destination Zero mission where it plans to reduce carbon emissions and make societies safer and environments cleaner. Jaguar says that its engineers were to use the recycled aluminium parts and mix it with a lower amount of primary aluminium to form the new prototype alloy.

According to the automaker, aluminium is a widely recycled material and can be melted down and reformed repeatedly without losing quality. In the USA and EU, nearly 75% of all aluminium is still in use today.

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Gaëlle Guillaume, lead project manager for the REALITY project at Jaguar Land Rover, said: "This project has allowed us, for the first time, to recover premium automotive-grade aluminium from scrapped vehicles and re-use its unique properties. The potential of this on the production process is a reduction in CO2 impact as well as helping us re-use even more aluminium.

"As we move into an autonomous, connected and electrified future, with the potential of shared fleets being de-commissioned en masse, it could allow Jaguar Land Rover to engineer this closed loop recycling alloy into tight production schedules to further improve efficiency and environmental benefits."

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2020 Jaguar I-Pace (MotorPress)

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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