Honda UK’s “While-U-Wait” Carbon Offsets for Civic Hybrid Buyers
2 August 2006
Honda UK has pledged to offset the CO2 emissions of Civic Hybrid customers until they take delivery of their new car.
The offer follows what Honda characterizes as “extraordinary” demand for the Civic Hybrid since its launch in the UK in April. Those ordering the cleaner, fuel-efficient Honda will have the carbon emissions from their current car offset with the help of The CarbonNeutral Company until they take delivery of the Hybrid car.
The CO2 will be offset through CarbonNeutral investment in a forestry project in Snowdonia National Park where the planting of native woodland absorbs CO2, and a Wind Power Generation project that creates power without the need to burn fossil fuels.
To date, 5,229 Civic hybrids have sold across Europe and 69,863 in the US as part of the total of 112,000 cars worldwide.
Honda’s CarbonNeutral offer started at the beginning of July. With an EPA combined fuel economy rating of 50 mpg US, the Civic Hybrid 109g/km of CO2 and is exempt from the London Congestion Charge.
DaimlerChrysler is also working with The CarbonNeutral company on carbon dioxide mitigation and offset plans for the smart ev. (Earlier post.)
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