April 05, 2013

flexis integrates environmental policy requirements into planning solutions

Currently laws are passed worldwide that limit the expected emissions of the produced vehicle portfolio based on some predefined corporate average fuel economy. The European Commission plans to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions from new cars by 2020 to an average of 95 grams of CO2 per kilometer. Every gram above that average incurs a high tax penalty. And high costs are bad for sales.

The United States are pioneers in environmental protection legislation: here, painful short and medium term requirements were introduced with the Clean Air Act, beginning in the commercial vehicle sector with the 2012 model year. The passenger vehicle sector will follow shortly.

flexis software solutions assist companies with these complex issues. For example, the fleet consumption is calculated for different planning horizons and compared to the legislation. Therefore it is possible to react properly at an early stage as soon as negative effects become evident due to the transparency of the fleet consumption.

Moreover, consumption of resources, like rare metals or energy, which are required for the implementation of the planned production program, can be calculated accordingly or be treated as a strategic cost-driven constraint.