Recycled materials are to become an integral part of all new Land Rovers, the marque has confirmed.
Jaguar Land Rover has revealed that up to 75% of aluminium alloy used in the build of all new and legacy models will be recycled, following an eight-year research project.
The project, conducted in partnership with Novelis, the world’s leading aluminium recycler, was completed last year, with the Jaguar XE the first car to benefit from the new material.The project formed part of Jaguar’s ongoing REALCAR programme, which aims to eventually develop a closed loop production model, with materials from old JLR cars used in the manufacturing of new models.
The new alloy, titled RC5754, “not only meets the high recycled content threshold required by Jaguar Land Rover's REALCAR project, but also it delivers the strength, durability and formability specified by world-leading Jaguar Land Rover engineers," said Novelis vice president, Pierre Labat.
The move goes someway to helping JLR reach it’s target of producing zero landfill waste by 2020.