SKF India unveils emissions calculator for auto customers
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SKF India unveils emissions calculator for auto customers

SKF India has launched a new carbon emissions estimator tool for automotive industry customers to support corporate sustainability efforts and product development.

The free online calculator provides data-driven insights on bearing-related emissions from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. For electric vehicles, it estimates component energy losses influencing range and efficiency.

SKF executives say the initiative aligns with corporate carbon neutrality goals and a broader commitment to advancing intelligent, eco-conscious mobility. It aims to help engineers precisely optimise designs to cut greenhouse gases and address stricter regulatory standards.

Director for Automotive India and Southeast Asia Alagesan Thasari explained product sustainability as making items lighter, more efficient and durable. He said the estimation tool brings tangible emissions analytics into customer bearing selection and prototyping.

Thasari added that determining precise component-level contributions requires extensive data and processes. This standardised web calculator simplifies access to referenceable environmental inputs for concept evaluation.

The estimates establish a baseline for customers to engage SKF application engineers, who can provide granular custom analyses with recommendations to minimise a vehicle’s operational carbon footprint.

Parent company SKF holds a focus on intelligent and sustainable rotating equipment technologies across industrial sectors. The Swedish manufacturer emphasises solutions that enhance competitiveness while lowering fossil fuel dependence and total life cycle impacts.

Its range spans extensive bearing, lubrication, monitoring and predictive maintenance services. Representing more than a century of mechanical engineering experience, SKF holds a substantial automotive industry presence through drivetrain and electrification partnerships.

Observers note vehicle emissions scrutiny from consumers and policymakers continues intensifying amid climate change concerns. They expect automaker demands for detailed component emissions data that support compliance and environmental marketing claims will rise correspondingly.