Owning and driving a car is no longer just a financial decision, in order to protect the living environment for our children and future generations we have to consider other costs – like emissions. We listen to our customers and recognize that many of our clients who are looking for the best family car in Singapore think about this. Climate change and rising global temperatures are a real concern and while we are only starting to see the impact today, our children’s generation will feel the brunt of it.
Our purchasing decisions have an impact and at Meyer Motors we have a strong responsibility towards our clients, not just today but in the future.
Ever increasing carbon dioxide production is compounding the world’s greenhouse effect. CO2 traps the sun’s radiation causing global temperatures to rise – this has adverse effects from melting polar ice caps, eradication of whole ecosystems, food production, water supply, to freak weather and more.
While we are living in relative comfort today, the same cannot be certain for generations to come.
Meyer Motors acknowledges that we have a part in this and as a responsible company we have to take action.
The First Step:
For every new car purchase, a portion of the proceeds will go towards reforestation efforts. This means that by purchasing a car with us, your drive can be carbon neutral. The number of trees/ amount spend depends on the car purchased. On average, a single tree removes 18kg of CO2 per year. Based on this figures we have calculated a conversion process for our cars:
The trees not only absorb CO2 but they bring other benefits such as : reducing soil erosion, induce more rainfall, and support entire ecosystems. According to a recent study done by ETH Zurich, the current world landscape allow for 0.9 hectares of available space for tree plantation. Once mature, these new forest could store 205 billion hectares of carbon: about two thirds of the 300 billion tonnes of carbon that has been released into the atmosphere as a result of human activity since the 1800s.
We have chosen to support organizations that handpick reforestation areas that have high impact. This means that they have a process in place to select the right species of trees and work with the right communities in order to impact lasting change.
Planting trees is merely a first step in conversing our environment for future generations to come and you can be sure that Meyer Motors will be with you on every step of the way.
Meyer Motors is a modern Mercedes-Benz Boutique and we put our customer first in everything that we do. This means you know that you’re driving away with the best packages and best value. The day you collect your car from us is just the start of that journey.
Let us know what you think, and how we can do better in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.