RAC takes steps to reduce WA’s carbon footprint
02 August 2012
The RAC is encouraging motorists to choose more sustainable motoring options through its Less Emissions Mission.
The initiative rewards motorists across Western Australia who reduce their carbon dioxide emissions, helping them to save both money and the environment.
The Less Emissions Mission campaign will help WA motorists who drive a lower carbon dioxide emissions vehicle by offering generous discounts on some of its Insurance, Finance, Auto Services and Roadside Assistance products.
The RAC has long been concerned with sustainable motoring and believes the incentives will encourage motorists to reduce their carbon footprint by driving a lower emissions vehicle.
The Australian National Greenhouse Accounts show carbon dioxide emissions from transport have increased by around 41 per cent since 1990.
Last year alone, the transport sector was responsible for 16 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions, with passenger cars accounting for about half of this.
“The RAC listens to its members and we know some of our members are concerned about the impact of vehicles on the environment,” Head of Member Advocacy Matt Brown said.
“This is one of the ways we are financially committed to encouraging sustainable motoring in Western Australia.”
“The RAC is focused on safe, accessible and sustainable mobility for all Western Australians and the Less Emissions Mission is a step towards achieving our sustainability goals.”
The offer is open to both members and non-members.
Eligible motorists can get:
- up to 25% off Comprehensive Motor Insurance,
- up to 2.5 per cent per annum off the standard interest rate for the duration of the loan from RAC Finance,
- an additional 10 per cent discount off labour at RAC Auto Services until the vehicle is five years old,
- a free upgrade to the next level of Roadside Assistance.
To be eligible for this offer, motorists must drive a vehicle which emits less than or equal to 150 grams of CO2/km or less in the official Australian Design Rules test.
There are more than 360 current models on the market that meet this criterion.
The offers are intended to apply to qualifying new and used cars less than five years old (based on the vehicle’s year of manufacture).
To help build awareness of this RAC initiative, the RAC will offer free Wi-Fi to bus commuters on one of Transperth’s northern routes which has been wrapped in the green campaign advertising.
This is the RAC’s way of further encouraging motorists to choose sustainable transport options, and is the first time free Wi-Fi has been available on Transperth’s buses.
The RAC’s electric patrol vehicle ‘Sparky’ has also been wrapped in green, while the building will be partly bathed in green lights for two weeks as a visual reminder.
People who want to learn more about this campaign are invited to call the RAC’s dedicated phone number 1300 138 983 for more information.
Alternatively, information is also available at rac.com.au/lem