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IVECO NEWS: IVECO branches out with new tree-planting initiative

Friday 17th February 2023

IVECO NEWS: IVECO branches out with new tree-planting initiative

IVECO has been a leader in alternative fuel vehicles for over two decades with natural gas and electric models helping fleets dramatically cut carbon emissions. Today IVECO is going a step further, pledging to plant a tree sapling for every new IVECO sold, even backdating this initiative to January 2022.

The entirety of IVECO’s capable and diverse catalogue of vehicles qualifies as part of the environment-boosting scheme. From the versatile Daily to the flagship IVECO S-Way, all will contribute to what will be a vast program in collaboration with The Future Forest Company. Every new diesel, CNG/BioCNG and LNG/BioLNG vehicle adds to a legacy of environmental benefits granted by a tree’s natural living processes. Even the new zero-emissions IVECO eDaily will add to its carbon-saving mission by also qualifying.

The Future Forest Company plans to remove 1 million tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere by 2030. Its extensive UK tree-planting program not only aims to improve air quality but also be a further environmental benefit by creating new habitats for wildlife to thrive. These new forests will greatly help restore essential biodiversity and protect endangered species.

Tom Newell, UK General Manager at The Future Forest Company said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with IVECO. By choosing to plant trees with The Future Forest Company, IVECO is having a real impact towards increasing UK forest cover, improving biodiversity, and reversing the climate crisis.”

IVECO continues its own decarbonisation journey with the introduction of a class-leading electric model - the eDaily - that’s also capable of towing up to 3.5 tonnes. The Daily, Eurocargo and IVECO S-Way Natural Gas variants are able to run on biomethane, a fuel that results in an up to 95% reduction in CO2 versus a diesel equivalent.

Lisa Fuller who heads Brand Marketing and Communications commented  “IVECO is very proud to be part of this initiative that enhances our work towards a sustainable future. Our electric and biomethane-compatible vehicles dramatically cut emissions, while every new tree planted will help tackle carbon existing in the atmosphere.”