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Castrol and Hyundai are offsetting over 84 million kilometers of motorist emissions in Mexico

The agreement means that the carbon generated by all the kilometers driven by Hyundai branded vehicles in Mexico will be offset by BP Target Neutral, equivalent to more than 2,100 trips around the earth
 

Castrol and Hyundai Motor in Mexico have launched the BP Target Neutral program that will neutralize carbon emissions generated by Hyundai vehicles, through the purchase of carbon credits.

 

Every Hyundai vehicle that is serviced by Hyundai at 10,000 kilometers, will have the oil changed with Castrol and its annual carbon footprint offset by BP Target Neutral. 

Castrol and Hyundai Motor from Mexico will launch the BP Target Neutral program that will neutralize carbon emissions generated by Hyundai vehicles

Castrol and Hyundai Motor from Mexico will launch the BP Target Neutral program that will neutralize carbon emissions generated by Hyundai vehicles

A total of 8,442 Hyundai vehicles sold in the country will participate in the program to neutralize their carbon emissions. In the first six months of use, it is estimated that together these vehicles will drive 84 million kilometers, which is equivalent to 2,100 trips around the earth.


BP Target Neutral is offsetting the emissions through the purchase of carbon credits from a cookstove installation project in the State of Chiapas, Mexico. The benefit of using ecological stoves is reducing the amount of firewood needed for cooking by 85%, in addition to minimizing health risks from inhalation of toxic gases and burns and reducing carbon emissions. A quarter of the Mexican population uses firewood to cook in traditional stoves, which makes it the main source of energy for approximately 80% of rural houses.


Marcelo Soares, General Director of Castrol Mexico said:

 

Hyundai is a strategic business partner for Castrol with whom we share the same values since both companies are committed to the environment and social responsibility. We are sure that this alliance will also benefit our customers who recognize that both companies are responsible for their environmental footprint and at the same time they also contribute to this important task of neutralizing carbon by acquiring Castrol products and maintaining the service of their Hyundai vehicles in authorized service centers.”
Castrol and Hyundai will neutralize more than 13 thousand Tons of CO2 with the BP Target Neutral program
Above: Mike Capper from BP Target Neutral (right) meets representatives of Hyundai Mexico and Castrol.

Michel Kaim, General Director of Hyundai Motor of Mexico, said:

 

Concern for the environment is a priority at Hyundai. All the vehicles that we offer in Mexico, are characterized by their low emissions. An example that stands out is the Ioniq hybrid. Its CO2e emission is only 79g/Km, which places it in the lowest pollutant range among vehicles that use internal combustion”.

Globally, Hyundai Motor plans to promote the introduction of eco-friendly vehicles (hybrids, electric and nitrogen), with a goal to offer 18 models by 2025. Aligned with this plan, Hyundai recently presented the CVVD (Continuously Variable Valve Duration) engine technology, which reduces emissions by 12%, and the world's first Active Shift Control (ASC) hybrid transmission technology, which reduces gear shift time by 30%, to save fuel.


Angelica Ruiz Celis, President and General Director of BP Mexico said,

 

The implementation of the global BP Target Neutral program in Mexico is designed to contribute positively to the sustainable growth of the country, but above all to support the families of rural communities generating benefits in their health, economic security, and female empowerment.”