Final results of our Sustainable V8 project in association with eBay revealed live at The British Motor Show
After months of anticipation we finally revealed the results of our Sustainable V8 project in partnership with eBay on the eBay Live Stage.
6 months ago, we set out on a project to find out just how sustainably we could run our V8 Mustang, using carbon neutral fuel and certified recycled parts from eBay for all routine servicing and maintenance, to see if those who can’t yet make the switch to EV, or run classics cars can still do their bit to be a more sustainable motorist.
During the last 6 months we have covered thousands of miles, carried out scheduled servicing and any repairs that were needed. Throughout the project all parts needed were sourced via eBay using the My Garage feature, meaning that the car was never off the road. Using certified recycled and pre-owned (but not used) parts meant we were not only able to save money, but also use parts that would have potentially sat on shelves or been thrown away unwanted but also unused.
Announced on the eBay Live Stage, the results of the project are astonishing!
Over the 6 months our Mustang covered 9020 miles, at an average of 26.4mpg. Using standard fuel found at any petrol station forecourt, we would have produced approx 3.5 tonnes of CO2.
By running the car on Sustain by Coryton we calculate an 80% reduction on CO2 emission (It’s 100% reduction at the tailpipe, but adjusted to account for production) meaning we saved a massive 2.87 tonnes of CO2! To give that some context:
That’s the same amount of CO2 as taking 3 return flights from London Gatwick to New York
Of course, not many of us are going to be globetrotting to that level, so what does it mean to the everyday person?
The average UK citizen has a annual carbon footprint of 12.7 tonnes, so our 2.87 tonne saving is equivalent to reducing the UK average person’s carbon footprint by a massive 23%.
And if we consider what these savings look like over a full 12 months, using our 6 month project as the average:
We would save the equivalent of 46% of the carbon footprint of the average UK citizen.
Remember, any ICE car can run on carbon neutral Sustain fuel with absolutely no adjustment need, and no impact on performance, making it a clear complimentary partner to EV as we strive to create a greener driving future.
From the outset we have been clear – this was not about creating an alternative to EV. We believe electrification is the future of mass private transportation in order to create a better, greener driving future for us all. BUT, what we wanted to know was – what about those who can’t yet make the switch, how can they help be more sustainable?
Over the past 6 months we have proven, without a doubt, that any car, even a big V8 muscle car can be MORE sustainable with carbon neutral fuels and the use of certified recycled parts. Meaning that any driver, regardless of what they drive, can do their bit to reduce their carbon footprint, and they can do it now.