Steel Industry Calls for Shift in Vehicle Regulations


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Last week at the largest gathering of steel producers on the planet, worldsteel-45 Paris, WorldAutoSteel made a bold step in calling upon regulators around the globe to stop pursuing tailpipe only regulations and start pursuing those that use a life cycle assessment approach. Here\'s the presentation.

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Steel Industry Calls for Shift in Vehicle Regulations

  1. 1. Paris Press Conference 13 October 2011 Cees ten Broek
  2. 2. Automotive Group of the World Steel Association Member Companies WorldAutoSteel
  3. 3. In Summary… Nature’s Way to Mobility <ul><li>State-of-the-future development process </li></ul><ul><li>188 kg body structure mass - 35% mass reduction </li></ul><ul><li>97% use of HSS and AHSS </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 50% GigaPascal steels </li></ul><ul><li>Enables 5-star safety ratings </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 70%Total Lifetime Emissions Reduction </li></ul><ul><li>Mass savings at no cost penalty </li></ul>
  4. 4. For the entire automotive industry chain, “green transportation” optimization problems lie in the balance of cost, weight and function Weight Function Cost Key Drivers Customer Requirements Regulatory Requirements OEM/Supplier Requirements New features/functions Safety/Performance/Durability Fuel efficiency Price Safety Emissions control Noise control Recycling Manufacturing criteria Investment Competitive performance Manufacturing costs
  5. 5. New Dimension: Life Cycle Assessment to avoid unintended consequences An important metric Source: Argonne National Laboratory
  6. 6. Material production greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions : Steel Aluminium Magnesium Carbon FRP Current Average GHG Emissions Primary Production GHG from Production (in kg CO 2 e/kg of material) <ul><li>Footnotes: </li></ul><ul><li>All steel and aluminium grades included in ranges. </li></ul><ul><li>Difference between AHSS and conventional steels less than 5%. </li></ul><ul><li>Aluminium data - global for ingots; European only for process from ingot to final products . </li></ul>Importance of Life Cycle Assessment 18 – 45 2.0 – 2.5 21 – 23 11.2 – 12.6
  7. 7. All material decision-making must include a 4 th dimension: Life Cycle Assessment Weight Function Cost Life Cycle Assessment Key Drivers
  8. 8. Recent Study: Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Study 57% 73% 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 25% 40% Vehicle production Use Phase Recycling BEV Gasoline Lifecycle CO 2 Emissions [kgCO 2 e] Mid-size vehicles Source: 2011 LCVP Ricardo Study
  9. 9. Conclusions: Measuring automotive emissions requires a new approach <ul><li>LCA data compilation </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion of LCA in material decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>Improving model capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Governments to work with all players in the supply chain to get LCA integrated in future regulation </li></ul>Implications for stakeholders Request for Action: A shift from tailpipe emissions regulations to a life cycle assessment approach that effectively measures the carbon footprint of today’s and future cars.
  10. 10. Strong, Safe, Sustainable Thank you for your attention