Environmental sustainability. It is a term that is increasingly accompanied by the activities of car manufacturers all over the world. The electrified era in which the automotive world is entering has forced the companies in the sector transform your productive DNA, in most cases: just like the models, the production chain as a whole must also be carbon neutral. Lamborghini is one of the car manufacturers most committed to this process: the environmental sustainability path started by the brand in 2009, it has given rise to numerous projects and led to important results.
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For the occasion, Lamborghini wanted to reveal five anecdotes mostly unknown to most fans, and which go perfectly hand in hand with the theme of environmental sustainability. The first concerns the Lamborghini Park of Sant’Agata Bolognese, which provided for the planting of 10,000 oaks. Not everyone knows that studies have found that over the years, thanks to this park, about 90 tons of carbon have been accumulated, equivalent to a total absorption of 330 tons of CO2. Also mention for the photovoltaic system of Lamborghini, created in 2010, which made it possible to reduce 2,000 tons of CO2 per year: it boasts an area of 14,600 square meters, and is the largest integrated photovoltaic system in the industrial sector in Emilia Romagna. Not only that: thanks to a power of 2.2 MW, it produces on average 2,500,000 kWh of electricity per year.
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The activity of the car manufacturer del Toro linked to the api: since 2016, there has been an environmental biomonitoring activity which involved the installation of an apiary consisting of thirteen hives, with a population of about 600,000 bees, of which 120,000 flying across the territory. 430 kg of Lamborghini-certified honey are produced per year, distributed to employees as a Christmas gift. The fourth peculiarity unveiled by Lamborghini concerns waste materials: the car manufacturer del Toro has started a recovery 56% of all the special waste produced by the production activity, thus avoiding that the waste materials are destined for landfills or other disposal processes. Final remarks on the district heating system, capable of heating the equivalent of 156 apartments of 100 square meters each year: Lamborghini is the first car manufacturer in Italy to have such a system.