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Carbon offset from HCVA

Thursday, 11 November 2021 at 0:00:00 UTC


Al Suttie

HCVA launches carbon offset scheme

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The Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance has launched a new initiative to help classic vehicles achieve net-zero carbon dioxide emissions. The scheme offsets CO2 emissions and is being run in partnership with NET-HERO.

Vehicle driver contribute 2p per mile they drive annually, so a typical classic car owner covering 1200 miles per annum would pay £30 for a year’s CO2 offsetting. The money is used to support reforestation and the restoration of peatland and grassland. Every driver who signs up to the scheme will receive a vignette they can display in their car.

The HCVA’s Garry Wilson said: ‘The historic and classic vehicles sector is a vanishingly small contributor to the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions yet contributes nearly £3 billion to the Exchequer each year. Classic vehicles are also an important part of our cultural heritage so we want to ensure that the wider classic sector have the ability to achieve a Net-Zero status ahead of the mainstream automotive sector.’

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