Renault Australia has teamed up with eco-motoring organisation Greenfleet to offset carbon emissions of all Bamboo Green Trafics over the first seven years.
Greenfleet will plant enough native trees to offset the vans’ emissions as part of Renault’s new ‘Go Green to Grow Green’ plan, equating to 6-tonnes of CO2 per van, per year.
Renault is also aiming to make the Bamboo Green Trafic the most affordable in the range.
“We are pleased to be able to provide buyers of Bamboo Green Renault Trafic vans with both a financial and ethical incentive to go green,” Justin Hocevar, Renault Australia Managing Director said.
“As a vehicle manufacturer Renault is very concerned about its impact on the environment, and has some class-leading technologies in its vans already aimed at reducing emissions.
“Besides being among the most fuel-efficient engines in their respective classes, most Renault vans also now feature an Eco Mode to help further reduce fuel consumption,” Hocevar said.
Greenfleet CEO Wayne Wescott said the initiative makes a tangible difference to the environment, with the organisation planting more than 8.7 million trees since 1997.
“Greenfleet plants a variety of native trees in permanent forests that help to reduce salinity and soil erosion, provide essential habitat for native wildlife, conserve biodiversity and provide much needed resilience in our precious landscape,” he said.
“By choosing to offset the emissions of the Green Trafics with Greenfleet, Renault Australia is taking real climate action and demonstrating how simple it is to make a tangible difference to the environment.”
Light commercial vehicle model line manager Lyndon Healey believes the green van plan will make the Trafic even more appealing to customers.
“We are confident there will be many customers keen to be a part of our Green Van Plan, and that green Renault Trafics will become even more popular sights on our roads,” Healey said.
“Many of our customers’ businesses have their own sustainability agenda. Buying a green Trafic tells their customers that they care enough to be seen to be taking some positive action to reduce their own environmental impact.
“This Green Van Plan is a way for Renault to provide our customers with value beyond the vehicles we sell,” he said.