Reducing plastics: DKV Mobility launches first environmentally friendly fuel & charging card made of recycled PETG

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90 percent recycled material / 42 percent less CO2 emissions per card compared to conventional PVC cards / Cards available as of February 2022

DKV Mobility, one of Europe’s leading mobility service providers, is launching the industry’s first environmentally friendly fuel and charging card made of recycled PETG plastic (glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate; PET for short). DKV Mobility’s new sustainable fuel and charge cards are made of 90 percent recycled material and reduce CO2 emissions per card by 42 percent compared to commonly used PVC cards. The new environmentally friendly cards will be issued from February 2022.

Marc Erkens, Head of Sustainability, New Mobility and Public Affairs, says: “Plastic waste is a serious problem of global importance that concerns us all. With the introduction of recycled PETG cards, we are addressing this environmental issue in ourindustry and can offer our customers the best environmental option without compromising on quality.”

Unlike PVC, recycled PETG does not release harmful substances throughout its lifecycle. The recycled PETG is sourced from known and controlled European post industrial waste sources. In addition, the cards have successfully passed all required quality tests in terms of heat and bending resistance. The new sustainable fuel and charge cards are part of DKV Mobility’s efforts to support the circular economy. Benefits brought by the new card material include reduced use of natural, nonrenewable raw materials, a reduced need for virgin plastics, and the reuse of waste, resulting in a significantly improved carbon footprint overall. The cards are manufactured in Austria at a production facility that runs on 100 percent renewable energy. The switch to the more sustainable material for the fuel and charging cards is in line with DKV Mobility’s corporate purpose: To drive the transition towards an efficient and sustainable future of mobility. DKV Mobility aims to become a climatepositive company by 2023 and to support its customers in reducing the CO2 intensity of their fleets by 30% by 2030 compared to the base year 2019.