Land Rover ‘to offset carbon emissions’

Land Rover has announced that it will be taking proactive steps to reduce carbon emissions from its vehicles.

The group announced its plans at the 77th Geneva Motor Show, to explain how it would be offsetting emissions at its Solihull and Halewood production line.

Land Rover also said that it would be looking to implement eco-friendly policies in a number of areas around the world.

These include a hydro-electric project which is set to be developed in Tajikstan as well as the setting up of a wind farm in China which will help to offset 150,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.

Phil Popham, managing director of Land Rover, described how the group was taking an "integrated approach" in its aspiration to cut CO2.

"We’ve cut emissions from our vehicles and are working on technologies, like hybrids, that will make even bigger reductions," he added.

He hoped that the policies would benefit "communities, the environment and wildlife".

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