Watch the full second episode of Movin’On Inside !

Renewing today’s existing car fleet or extending its lifespan: between ideal en reality; the challenging equation of recycled plastics from end-of-life vehicles; the existing car fleet faced with the challenge of rare metals: these are the three themes addressed in this second episode dedicated to decarbonization.

How is Michelin planning on decarbonizing transport?

Transport currently represents nearly one-fourth of energy-related CO2 emissions and 15-17% of the total amount of emissions generated by human activity. And if changes aren’t made, these could double by 2050.

In the face of this challenge, Michelin is working to promote low-carbon mobility for people and goods, notably through tires that limit their impact on the environment at every stage in their life cycle, the development of services and solutions that optimize the use and management of vehicle fleets, such as Watèa by Michelin, a tailor-made electric mobility solution for van fleets.

 

As part of its strategic plan, the Group is continuing to innovate by designing products that are highly energy efficient throughout their life cycle, from manufacturing to end-of-life recycling, including during road use. In particular, Michelin aims to improve the energy efficiency of tires during road use by 10% by 2030 versus 2020.

  • November 9 2021

Michelin is also writing the future of electric mobility

Convinced that hydrogen will be an essential component in clean mobility, Michelin is also committed to developing the hydrogen industry, a field in which the Group can demonstrate over 15 years’ expertise.

In addition, Michelin unites and acts with international bodies, such as the SuM4All (Sustainable Mobility for All) Consortium, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBSCD), or the Tire Industry Project (TIP), and many others.

  • A summary of Michelin’s commitment to international bodies

    SuM4All (Sustainable Mobility for All)

    At the end of 2020, Michelin was co-opted to the Steering Committee with a new two-year mandate, the only representative from the private sector.  This global initiative, piloted by the World Bank, aims at giving countries the means to act more effectively in favor of sustainable mobility.

     

    World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

    The WBCSD is a global organization that groups together more than 200 companies from every business sector, in the aim of speeding up the transition to a sustainable world.
    Since 1995, the WBCSD has been working with its member companies throughout and via their value chains, in order to provide effective solutions to overcome the challenges of sustainability.

     

    The Tire Industry Project (TIP)

    In conjunction with the WBCSD, Michelin and all the companies in the Tire Industry Project have created a road map of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for the Tire industry. The Tire Industry Project (TIP) is the main global forum for the tire industry, with regard to sustainability questions. It comprises11 major companies, representing approximately 65% of the global tire manufacturing capacity.

     

    Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA)

    Michelin was behind the creation of the Transport Decarbonisation Alliance (TDA) in 2017, with France, Portugal, Costa Rica, and Alstom. This coalition groups together major stakeholders in the systemic transformation of mobility, committed to finding concrete solutions for a “net zero emission” sector by 2050.

     

    Act, Action Towards Climate-friendly Transport

    Michelin is a stakeholder alongside some thirty major global groups. This initiative, placed under the aegis of the UN, aims at uniting the efforts and actions carried out by States, Towns, businesses, and all institutional partners under a single banner.

Hydrogen, a carbon-neutral mobility accelerator

Hydrogen is among the solutions for a successful mobility transition. Michelin is convinced of this. Capable of storing electricity and returning this at will, without emitting pollutants, hydrogen also contributes to reducing greenhouse gases when it is produced by electrolysis from renewable energies. A vehicle fitted with a hydrogen cell has the advantage of recharging quickly (3 to 5 minutes for a car) and offering a range compatible with more intensive use, especially that of heavy goods mobility. These major assets make hydrogen one solution for removing our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Michelin is also acting for carbon neutral shipping!

 

During Movin’On 2021, the global sustainable mobility summit, Michelin presented “WISAMO”, an innovative solution to contribute to decarbonizing shipping. The WISAMO project presents a retractable and automated inflatable sail, particularly suited to roll-on/roll-off ships, bulk freighters, and gas and oil tankers. This wing could be installed when the vessel is designed, as an original fitting, or be retrofitted to a vessel that is already in operation.

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