Why Next-Gen Jaguars Will Be A Load Of Rubbish

Tue 29th Sep 2020

Jaguar Land Rover have announced an innovative new fibre which will form the basis of their future interiors which is made from recycled plastics and landfill waste.

The ECONYL nylon will form a further element of the company’s commitment to sustainability with the Destination Zero mission influencing JLR’s thinking at every level of motor manufacturing.

The regenerated material has already been used in high-end fashion, sportswear and luxury watches, created by Aquafil, a leading light in synthetic fibres. ECONYL’s impact on climate change is demonstrated by the fact that for every 10,000 tonnes of ECONYL produced, 70,000 barrels of crude oil are saved and 65,100 tonnes of carbon emissions are avoided.

“Our designers and engineers are committed to developing the next generation of sustainable materials that will feature on future Jaguar and Land Rover models,” said JLR’s senior engineer of interior systems, Adrian Iles. “We place a great deal of focus on the creation of new sustainable materials, using the latest, most innovative techniques and textiles. Minimising waste, re-using materials and reducing carbon emissions sits at the heart of our Destination Zero mission. This pioneering materials research is one of the key ways we’ll achieve this and is an integral part of our design offering to our customers.”

Jaguar Land Rover have met internationally recognised standards for carbon neutrality for two years running, with certification from the Carbon Trust.