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Renault’s Green Van Plan launched in Australia

Renault’s Green Van Plan launched in Australia

Renault Australia partnered with Greenfleet to launch its “Go Green to Grow Green” plan, which will see native trees planted to offset the expected carbon emissions of its Bamboo Green Trafic vans during the first 7 years of their working lives.

Greenfleet will plant enough trees in native forests to absorb the carbon emissions of the Bamboo Green Trafic vans sold equating to 6 tonnes of CO2-e, based on the official fuel consumption figure of 6.2 litres per 100 km, using an average of 30,000 km travelled per van, per year, and an in built over-allowance of 20% to reflect real-world fuel consumption.

“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,” said Justin Hocevar, Renault Australia Managing Director.

“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,” Mr Hocevar explained.

“Vehicle emissions are significant contributors to urban air pollution. Vehicle manufacturers have a social responsibility to minimise the impact of their products on the environment, and this program provides visible evidence that Renault takes this responsibility seriously,” he said.

Greenfleet CEO Wayne Wescott 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.”

“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,” said Lyndon Healey, Renault LCV Model Line Manager.

“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,” Lyndon said.

“This Green Van Plan is a way for Renault to provide our customers with value beyond the vehicles we sell.”


Greenfleet CEO Wayne Wescott (left) with Renault MD Justin Hocevar, plant the first trees of the new relationship to support biodiverse forestry.