Luxury carmaker Aston Martin plans to become carbon-neutral by the end of the decade through its Racing. Green. sustainability strategy. The firm aims to offset Scope 1 and Scope 2 carbon emissions resulting from gas, petrol, diesel and other energy usage at its manufacturing sites in the UK through carbon reduction projects. Aston Martin has partnered with Climate Impact Partners to achieve its goal, supporting wind power and other renewable sources of energy. Its facilities are already powered by 100% renewable electricity, and are set to receive thousands of solar panels. The firm is also moving towards an electrified future, planning to launch a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in 2024 and its first battery electric vehicle in 2025, and aims for a fully electrified sports car and SUV portfolio by 2030. The company’s paintshop will also contribute to reducing CO2 output, with greater manufacturing efficiencies achieved through streamlining. Aston Martin CEO Amedeo Felisa said the Racing. Green. programme embodied the firm’s transformation to make sustainability central to all its operations.
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