Reduced Waste, Improved Quality
We use cutting-edge technology to reduce energy use and waste, while improving the quality of our products. Designers at our Japanese factory can create and ‘drive’ virtual cars on realistic roads. This saves the energy, materials and fuel needed to build and test a full-sized prototype. One of many innovative changes to our processes was a switch to water-based paints.
Improved Fuel Economy
Green by Design
Aerodynamics can play a significant role in reducing emissions, especially at highway speeds. Our engineers hone new body shapes using extensive wind tunnel experiments using scale models and computer simulations. The R&D department has even developed sophisticated Virtual Reality technology to test the aerodynamics of prototype cars before they are even made. Using the same technology, designers can 'drive' around a realistic course and even experience what a driver of a different height would see. This saves energy, materials and fuel compared with testing a prototype. Our designers are also testing new eco-friendly materials to be used in future cars.
End of Life Vehicles
Mitsubishi Motors chooses materials that can be recycled and re-used after your vehicle has come to the end of its economical life and becomes an ‘End of Life Vehicle’ (‘ELV’). As responsible vehicle manufacturers we have a duty ensure you have easy access to a recycling facility (‘free take back centre’), where it can be safely and effectively recycled in an environmentally friendly manner at no cost to you, in line with the End of Life Vehicle Regulations. Mitsubishi Motors Ireland work with ELVES. ELVES is the compliance scheme for End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) in Ireland. ELVES is a non-profit company set up by vehicle manufacturers to help deliver on their obligations under the European Union (End-of Life Vehicles) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. ELVES strives to improve the processing of scrap cars and small vans to help Ireland meet the 85% reuse and recycling and 95% reuse, recycling and recovery rates for End-of-Life Vehicles.
You can find out more about the ELVES programme here.
Reducing Energy Consumption & CO2 Emissions
The Environmental Management System at the Mitsubishi Motors factories are certified according to ISO 14001. This ensures that all environmental aspects, and even local nuisance items such as noise, are evaluated, recorded, and then reduced through a program of continuous improvement. Every aspect of our business follows the Mitsubishi 3R principle of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We will continue to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and use optimal recycling techniques for new materials.