Auto Industry Environment

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The American auto industry is constantly evolving and changing to fit the needs and demands of their consumers. However it is faced with obstacles just like any industry in the United States. There are many environmental and economic challenges that have an impact on how well this industry succeeds or if it succeeds at all. While global competition may not seem like it would have such a huge impact on the American auto industry, it in fact does. For example let’s use Japans auto industry. The Japanese have used the American auto manufacturing models and enhanced them using technology as well as innovative methods of production. (“Global Automobile Industry,” 2014) This can lead to pressure being put on the U.S. seeing as how originally the …show more content…
For starters, brake and tire particles can effectively raise the toxicity levels within the soil. This can cause issues for a person in their lungs, as well as raise a particulate matter in one specific area. (Environmental Impacts from Automobiles, n.d.) While this is seen as a negative impact of the auto industry, they are also looking to decrease their carbon footprint as well. These efforts can be seen in reducing a vehicles weight, and making recyclability a top priority. The heavier a vehicle the more emissions are released because the vehicle has greater resistance to overcome. The European Union, which is the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, has initiated a directive titled; “End-of-Live Vehicles Directive,” stating that by 2015 all vehicles must have at least 85% of recyclable materials. (Environmental, n.d.) By initiating these programs and directives, the automobile industry will certainly be lessening their carbon …show more content…
Thus proving that the changes and implemented programs the country has made to improve the industry are working. (Consumer Opinion of the Car Industry Improves Dramatically, 2012) In an article written by Sarah Shelton, she goes on to say that consumers believe that the auto industry is showing improvement in their efforts to reduce car emissions and investing in renewable energy sources. While pollution from vehicles is the biggest shortcoming of the auto industry, the general public is pleased to see they are undertaking that and looking to diminish them as much as possible. (Shelton, 2015) In conclusion, while there are many environmental challenges and economical obstacles within the automotive industry in the United States. There is also a strive to succeed. Companies are looking to improve the quality, sustainability, and reduce their effects on the environment. Between global competition, environmental deficits, and a recession; the auto industry is succeeding and will constantly be looking to improve. As long as there are competitions to be had, and obstacles to overcome the industry will be working to produce a product of

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