THE Co-operative Motor Group are celebrating the success of their Emission Control Service (ECS).
Launched in January 2010, ECS invited customers to undertake a complete emissions service in a bid to reduce exhaust emissions, improve fuel economy and restore lost power. Since its inception, the service has saved 1,777.5 tonnes of CO2.
In return, for every ECS carried out, The Co-operative Motor Group offsets 20 per cent of a car’s annual CO2 emissions through funding projects in developing countries that avoid or absorb an equivalent amount of carbon dioxide.
The business has already contributed £10,665 to help fund environmental projects across the world.
Carl Traviato, group aftersales manager at The Co-operative Motor Group, said: ‘As a responsible motor group we consistently look for ways to minimise the impact our businesses have on the environment, so this was a logical step for us. More than 3,500 of motorists have used the service, and we are confident that its popularity will increase further in 2011.”
As part of the scheme, The Co-operative Motor Group also provided drivers with tips such as driving at 50mph rather than 70mph, avoiding sharp acceleration and sudden braking, and eliminating unnecessary use of in-car controls such as air conditioning, to bring down their motoring costs and reduce their environmental impact.