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With a greater range and more power, the New ZOE can also claim that it is more environmentally responsible. Fitted with a new fabric made from 100 proc. recycled materials, it opens the way to new models of circular development for the automotive industry.

Without a doubt, the New ZOE goes further. Europe’s leading electric car already included small amounts of recycled synthetic materials in its floor mats, but it is now using a new fabric for its seat covers, dashboard covering, gear lever console and door trims.

Everything is transformed

To be precise, this recycled fabric on which we rest our heads is made from textile waste from the automotive sector, seat belts and plastic bottles.

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Textile craftsmanship in the service of a best-seller

The Group is using patented processes to produce a top-quality fibre from waste, in partnership with Filatures du Parc, the leader and expert in the field. At its workshops in the Tarn, this family undertaking is drawing on the traditional technique of carding yarn, which allows fabric to be produced without the need for chemical or thermal treatments. The yarn is then delivered to Adient Fabrics - supplier of 1 out of 3 automotive seats worldwide - for weaving in their factory at Laroque d’Olmes (Ariège).

This circular business model and the mechanical carding process result in a reduction of over 60 proc. in the CO2 emissions associated with the production of this recycled yarn compared to standard manufacturing. And in face of the challenge that is the energy transition, it is a concrete demonstration of the Group’s commitment to develop our production methods by reducing our environmental footprint: - This approach contributes to the commitment made by the Group to reduce the environmental impacts of each vehicle throughout its lifecycle and to reduce its carbon footprint by 25 proc. in 2022 when compared with 2010 - says Jean-Philippe Hermine, Groupe Renault VP, Strategic environmental planning.