The automotive sector becomes increasingly sustainable. We can help you find the right technological solutions and long term strategies to make your automotive products ready for a sustainable future.

Sustainability in Automotive

We Help You Find the Right Technological Solutions

The automotive sector becomes increasingly sustainable. We can help you find the right technological solutions and long term strategies to make your automotive products ready for a sustainable future.

Sustainability becomes increasingly important in the Automotive sector, not only for customers and vehicle manufacturers but also along the supply chain.

Our solutions and consulting services support OEMs and suppliers in their eco-efficiency approaches e.g. by quantifying and reducing life-cycle emissions, by comparing different powertrain technologies or material options, and by improving recycling. We also offer customized software solutions and data for vehicle LCA calculations to inform smart design from the first moment of new developments. 

Most important topics we support companies are Climate Change Mitigation, Circular Economy, Critical Raw Materials as well as Sustainable Supply Chains.

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Over the years the thinkstep GaBi Software has become a core tool for product- and process-related environmental activities at Volkswagen. Linked to the company’s IT systems, GaBi provides the VW experts with detailed data for strategic decisions.

Dr. Stephan Krinke, Head of Product and Environment, Volkswagen AG

Some of our Automotive clients

Audi             BMW               Ford            daimler            VW      psa groupe

We Help You Succeed with:

Life Cycle Assessment / Eco-Design

Life Cycle Assessment is a highly powerful tool for quantifying a variety of environmental impacts along the production, use, and end-of-life of vehicles.  The complexity of vehicles, however, requires adequate tools.  GaBi DfX is designed for analyzing vehicles or complex components based on their bill of materials.  Material data (e.g. IMDS) can help in this process to effectively develop documentation for the sustainability of vehicles and components.

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Alternative Powertrains

The huge variety of current and future powertrain options ranges from biofuels, gaseous fuels, synthetic fuels in internal combustion engines to using electricity or hydrogen in full-electric or hybrid vehicles.  Economic and environmental assessments of these alternatives provide a clear picture of their potential future role in international key markets and help to define a clear business strategy for the future.

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Product / End-of-Life Compliance and Material Management

Our applications help you manage material data and substance compliance information throughout the product lifecycle.  We empower you to design innovative products with the material in mind and check your product structure for compliance with various environmental compliance regulations such as GADSL, RoHS, REACH, Conflict Minerals, Prop 65, POPs, Biocide,…. and others.

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LCA Data & Software

Our global industrial process LCA database represents the world’s network of industrial processes, including region and country-specific data for materials such as steel, aluminum, carbon composites, fuels, electricity as well as waste management.  LCA Models for more complex products, e.g. lithium-ion batteries, are parameterized and can be adapted by the customer according to individual characteristics.

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Infrastructure

For alternative powertrains, the necessary infrastructure is essential for the successful use of a vehicle technology. thinkstep’s economic and environmental assessments analyse the infrastructure technologies as well as their availability and related policies in international key markets. The synergies of coupling the energy supply and the mobility sector is another relevant focus related to infrastructure.

Sustainability Reporting

Determined sustainability results can easily be used for communication. On a corporate level or on a product level, which includes LCA reports for entire vehicles addressing potential customers but also reporting sustainability information on materials or components used in vehicles (e.g. EPD). The demand for sustainability information is continuously increasing.

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Get an overview of all our consutling services:

Consulting Services

What Our Clients Say

PSA
At Groupe PSA we have used thinkstep GaBi since 2011. thinkstep GaBi helps us evaluate the complete life cycle of our cars from an environmental point of view. It can highlight hot spots in order to engage eco-design actions, especially during the innovation phase. Moreover, thinkstep’s experts always answer our questions very precisely.

Julien Garcia , Ecodesign and Life cycle assessement, Groupe PSA

VW
Over the years the thinkstep GaBi Software has become a core tool for product- and process-related environmental activities at Volkswagen. Linked to the company’s IT systems, GaBi provides the VW experts with detailed data for strategic decisions.

Stephan Krinke , General Secretariat | Sustainability | Director Strategy and Programs, Volkswagen AG

Benefits to Your Business

Strategy

Understand the sustainability and economic performance of different powertrain technologies in international markets

Consider the implications with infrastructure and relations with other sectors

Identify the most cost-effective environmental improvements

Make smart decisions on future developments and products

Sustainability Performance

Eco-Efficiency and Design for Sustainability for LCA practitioners, engineers and product designers

Efficient LCA processes through automated tools, e.g. GaBi DfX

Supply chain involvement, e.g. SoFi Software

Efficient documentation and communication to the public or along the supply chain

Business Risk Mitigation and Communication

Compliance with current and future substance bans and future recycling regulations

Compliance with regulations regarding emissions, energy efficiency and life cycle impacts

Understand future technology trends and consider them for your strategy development

Communicate to stakeholders in an transparent manner

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