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Automobili Lamborghini vermindert CO2 fabrieks uitstoot met 30%


Stephan Winkelmann, President en CEO Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A., naast de nieuwe stroom- en CO2-teller

Lamborghini heeft hun fabrieks uitstoot terug gebracht met 30% minder Co2 uitstoot. En stelt de focus op mens en milieu.
Uiteraard zullen hun nieuwe auto’s ook onderworpen worden aan minder Co2 uitstoot. En deze eerste mijlpaal werd bereikt met de Gallardo LP 560-4. Daar zijn nieuwe technische
oplossingen voor toegepast om deze auto tot een vermindering van de CO2-uitstoot van 18%, en bijna 20% op de laatste achterwielaandrijving Valentino Balboni versie te komen. Dit wordt bereikt zonder aan de prestaties van de auto te komen, maar dankzij een verbetering van haar reeds verbazingwekkende vermogen / gewicht verhouding.

De toekomst richt Lamborghini zich op:
• vermindering van het gewicht van de voertuigen
• verbetering van verbranding
• vermindering van wrijving
• de integratie van Start-Stop en-systemen
• hybride transmissie-oplossingen
• biobrandstoffen

Hier het persbericht:

AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI REDUCES ITS FACTORY CO2 EMISSIONS BY 30%

• A new 17,000 square meter photovoltaic system inaugurated at Sant’Agata Bolognese
• An integrated environmental strategy based on both production process and product innovations
• Lamborghini is the first Italian automotive company to be EMAS

Certified Automobili Lamborghini today inaugurates the new photovoltaic system installed at its premises in Sant’Agata Bolognese.
The biggest integrated system in Emilia Romagna’s industrial sector will enable,
together with other interventions, a reduction in CO2 emissions of 30%, equal to
more than 1.067 tons per year.

The operation affects important areas of the business: the production plant, sales
offices, the customer service department and “Centro Stile”, occupying a total area of
17,000 square meters, equivalent to more than two football pitches “Today’s inauguration is an important step in a process that Lamborghini has been pursuing for some time,” said Stephan Winkelmann, President and CEO of Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. “We will carry on down this road, and are evaluating activities which will lead, in the future, to a remarkable 50% reduction in the factory’s CO2 emissions. This will go hand-in-hand with actual product development, where our goal is to reduce emissions by 35% by 2015.”

The photovoltaic system
The system was created by Spanish group Gestamp Asetym Solar s.l., a leader in the
field of renewable source investment, and Sinergia Sistemi S.p.A., an Italian market
leader in energy saving services, specializing in civil and industrial energy
management and large system creations which exploit renewable sources. Sinergia
Sistemi devised an energy improvement plan for Lamborghini that identified the
actions needed to improve the overall efficiency of the factory.

Started in 2007 and finished on schedule at the end of 2009, today’s launch of the
photovoltaic system marks an important energy improvement project; it has a total
power output of 1.4 MW, producing green energy of 1,582 MWh/year with a 20%
reduction in emissions. A further 10% reduction was obtained by applying a thermal
insulation cover to the entire roof of the production facility, the introduction of
domotics for lighting and heating systems and the use of warm air destratifiers.
A counter on a pillar at the factory entrance provides a real-time display of the
kilowatt hours of electrical energy produced and the effective amount of kilograms
of CO2 saved.

Responsible Road to Super Car Development
The innovative nature which has always been a feature of Lamborghini also entails
reducing the environmental impact of the cars made at Sant’Agata, while keeping
faith with the brand values and its character as a super sports car manufacturer.
The Research and Development department has amassed an internationally
recognized expertise which allows it to achieve objectives that are only possible
through the use of innovative technologies and materials such as composite
materials and carbon fiber.

Lamborghini research focuses on:

• reducing the weight of the vehicles
• improving combustion
• reducing friction
• integrating Start-and-Stop systems
• hybrid transmission solutions
• biofuels

The first milestone was achieved with the Gallardo LP 560-4. The new technical
solutions applied to this car enabled a reduction in CO2 emissions of 18%, and
nearly 20% on the latest rear-wheel drive Valentino Balboni version. This has
been achieved without affecting the car’s performance, thanks to an improvement
of its already amazing power to weight ratio.

Joint research with Boeing produces new materials for car manufacture
Last December, in Seattle, Lamborghini unveiled the ‘Advanced Composite
Structures Laboratory’, a facility that endorses the company’s decision to invest
in new technologies based on carbon fiber, with help from the University of

Washington and the Boeing Company.
The ACSL is the ideal environment for the analysis and identification of carbon
fiber materials and their production and processing. Carbon fiber is ideal for the
manufacture of sports cars as its use enables a reduction in weight and increased
mechanical features. The car’s performance is thus improved with a decreased
weight to power ratio, and reduced total mass, means that CO2 emissions are also
decreased.

Focus on people and the environment
Automobili Lamborghini’s environmental policy takes into account all considerations
relating to its locality and this responsibility has led it to become the first and only
Italian company in the automotive sector to obtain EMAS environmental
certification (EMAS regulation is a tool conceived by the European Union for helping
organizations to evaluate and improve their environmental efficiency). This
important recognition was awarded in July 2009, only a few months after
Lamborghini had obtained ISO 14001 certification, thereby satisfying environmental
management international standards.

Source: Lamborghini


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