The way we use and have access to cars is about to change. In the future, less people are expected to own their cars and will instead buy transportation services. The wear and tear of automotive components will thus increase due to the increased number of users per car. This change place new type of demands on vehicles.
To retain the functional value of vehicles over time, with best possible environmental and economic profitability, demands appropriate design of components, effective methods for continuous maintenance and remanufacturing at industrial scale.
Within the project SE:Kond2Life, the aim is to demonstrate how an ecosystem of circular value chains can be realized, in combination with a business logic for sustainable reuse of automotive components over multiple product life cycles. These demonstrations will consider current and future conditions and will be developed with the help of a consortium of key actors that represent vital parts of the circular economy.
This way, SE:Kond2Life aims to create new effective ways for profitable maintenance and resource efficient components over multiple life cycles. For Swedish industry, this provides valuable opportunities, as the global automotive industry moves away from a linear economy and towards the use of new business models based on servitization and sharing economy.