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Adding to the environment by subtracting CO2

What do you call the reduction of up to 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the air? We call it a start. By investing up to $40 million in various programs and initiatives, these efforts will eventually be on par with the annual CO2-reducing effects of a forest the size of Yellowstone National Park. And that’s just another reason that today, tomorrow and on into the better future we can proudly say Chevy Runs Deep.

 

Investing in the future

To help reach the goal of reducing 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide over the next few years, Chevrolet will be enlisting the help of the Bonneville Environmental Foundation and the Climate Neutral Business Network with environmental initiatives such as:

• Supporting new wind farms and solar projects
• Capturing methane from landfills and using it for energy
• Contributing to forestry projects throughout America

By devoting up to $40 million and partnering with these organizations, Chevrolet is ensuring their investment will have the most impact.


More miles, fewer gallons

Over the past few years, hundreds of millions of dollars have been used to develop more fuel-efficient Chevrolet vehicles. At an EPA estimated 42 MPG, Cruze Eco has the best highway fuel economy of any gasoline engine in America. And with Volt, not only does it run on a combination of gas and electricity, it’s the most fuel-efficient compact car on the road.

 

Building more cars using fewer resources

Chevrolet vehicles are using and producing less fuel and CO2, respectively, and the plants where those cars come from are becoming more efficient as well:

• Manufacturing emissions have decreased by 60% since 1990
• Water use has decreased by 35% from 2005–2009
• Plants are using less fossil fuel and using more landfill gas, hydro and solar power
• 90% of waste is recycled
• More than half the plants globally are landfill-free facilities

These initiatives are a positive first step, but they’re far from being the last.

 

  


  • 1 2 Actual investment based on CO2 emissions and estimated miles driven in 2011 by vehicles sold from 11/18/10–12/31/11.
  • 2 3 Based on one year of CO2 impact from mature trees.
  • 3 5 EPA estimated 93 MPGe (electric); 35 city, 40 hwy (gas).
  • 4 4 Volt is available to order at participating dealers in CA, CT, MI, NJ, NY, TX and Washington, D.C. Quantities limited.