of aluminium scrap — equal to the weight of 200,000 Jaguar XE body shells — was reclaimed back into the production process during 2015/16 by Jaguar Land Rover.
were prevented from entering the atmosphere by using recycled aluminium instead of primary aluminium material. This has been made possible as a result of the REALCAR (REcycled ALuminium CAR) project.
stamping facilities are involved in implementing a closed-loop, segregating waste aluminium scrap so that it can be sent back into production to be re-melted into recycled aluminium sheet for use in Jaguar Land Rover vehicles. These were set up as part of REALCAR - a multi-stakeholder initiative that includes Jaguar Land Rover, Novelis, InnovateUK, and other industrial, academic, and funding partners.
Year in which the aluminium intensive Jaguar XE became the first car in the world to use a innovative high-strength aluminium alloy RC5754, developed by REALCAR project partner Novelis.
of the XE has is comprised of aluminium and its body shell weighs only 251 kg.
+ has been invested across Jaguar Land Rover’s Halewood, Castle Bromwich, and Solihull stamping facilities to install intricate segregation systems to capture and distribute the aluminium scrap for re-melting, reducing waste, retaining higher quality, and value in the material.
of the aluminium used by JLR is now from recycled sources, and has set a target of 75% by 2020.