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TUV Rheinland and smart Reach Strategic Cooperation to Promote Low-Carbon Transformation and Sustainable Development in the Automotive Value Chain

  • Thursday, March 30, 2023, 9:01 pm
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NINGBO, China, March 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- TUV Rheinland Greater China, an international independent third-party testing, inspection and certification organization, held a strategic cooperation signing ceremony with smart Automobile. The two companies will start in-depth cooperation in the fields of green, low-carbon, and sustainability, giving full play to their respective technical and resource advantages to promote the low-carbon transformation and sustainable development of the global automotive value chain. Michael Weppler, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Communications at TUV Rheinland, and Yang Jun, Vice President of Research and Development at smart Automobile, signed a memorandum of cooperation on behalf of both sides. Other attendees included Li Tao, Vice President of TUV Rheinland Greater China Strategy, Marketing and Business Development, Fallight Xu, General Manager of TUV Rheinland Greater China Sustainability Service, and Dr. Du Hanbin, Chief Engineer of Research and Development at smart Automobile.


Yang Jun, Vice President of Research and Development at smart Automobile, and Michael Weppler, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Communications at TUV Rheinland, signed a memorandum of cooperation on behalf of both sides.
Yang Jun, Vice President of Research and Development at smart Automobile, and Michael Weppler, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Communications at TUV Rheinland, signed a memorandum of cooperation on behalf of both sides.


In the context of global carbon neutrality, electric vehicles are given high hopes in the low-carbon transformation of society. The carbon footprint of the power battery, one of the key components, as well as the low carbonization of the whole supply chain, determines the extent to which electric vehicles can contribute to the green economy.


According to the agreement, TUV Rheinland will work with smart to develop environment-friendly evaluation standards, methods, and practices for product life cycle evaluation and carbon footprint calculation, product classification rules and carbon emission data sets for automotive vehicles and components such as power batteries, and evaluation standards for green and zero-carbon manufacturing in the automotive industry, as well as an evaluation index scheme for a green and sustainable supply chain according to the current status of production and operation in the automotive industry.


At the signing ceremony, Michael Weppler stated that last September the smart #1 power battery was awarded China's First Carbon Footprint Certificate based on the EU Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) & ISO 14067 by TUV Rheinland, setting a solid example for low carbon and emission reduction in the field of electric vehicles. The signing of this agreement is an important milestone in the cooperation between the two sides. TUV Rheinland will make full use of its technical capability over more than 100 years in the field of automotive testing and certification and its rich experience in the field of low-carbon energy and sustainability. Combined with smart's technical resources in the field of automotive vehicles and power batteries, the two sides will jointly develop relevant standard systems and explore best practices, contributing to the green, low-carbon, and sustainable development of the global automotive industrial chain.


Yang Jun said, "Entering the carbon neutral era, smart takes a responsible stance on decarbonisation, implementing sustainable development measures through technological innovation and cooperating with excellent partners to promote coordinated decarbonisation across the industry and supply chain. Let's explore the best solutions for future low-carbon mobility together."


As a leading global technical service provider, TUV Rheinland has been providing green solutions for customers who are concerned about energy conservation, environmental protection, low carbon, and emission reduction since 2010. To date, it has provided services such as data collection for energy consumption and carbon emission as well as modeling quantitative indexing and evaluation for the entire life cycle for industries including automotive vehicles and components, chemicals, photovoltaics, electrical and electronics, real estate, batteries, and building materials, covering all aspects of raw materials, design and development, production processes, and product recycling.


In recent years, TUV Rheinland has successively launched related services such as energy management, energy saving diagnosis, life cycle assessment (LCA), product carbon footprint, water footprint, environmental product declaration (EPD), green factory, and supply chain energy saving diagnosis service, and dedicated itself to continuously improving its level of service capability in the field of low-carbon energy and sustainable development in order to contribute to the green and low-carbon transformation of enterprises and promote the high-quality development of industrial chains.