HCVA Sustainability and Environmental Policy

Our Sustainability & Environmental Policy sets out our philosophy regarding this crucial area of concern to us and our members.

  • ‘Repair, Reuse, Recycle’ is at the heart of the historic vehicle movement.

  • Historic vehicles are not primarily a means of transport; they are mobile historic artefacts of our industrial and social heritage.

  • Historic vehicles have a small CO2 footprint due to their; minimal usage and fully amortised manufacturing CO2 emissions.

  • HCVA will assist members’ businesses in their journey to carbon neutrality ahead of 2050

  • HCVA will provide access to carbon offsetting programme(s) for members’ vehicles.

  • HCVA recognises that some historic vehicles will be converted to zero-emission. The environmental costs of BEV conversions frequently outweigh any savings of emissions.

  • HCVA believe most Historic vehicles should be preserved in their original state, running on liquid fuels.

  • HCVA campaigns for ongoing availability of liquid fuels from natural, bio or synthetic sources, indefinitely.

The HCVA will commission research and work with partners, affiliates and members to identify solutions to environmental and sustainability requirements. We will communicate the best-practice on how to overcome any technical issues e.g. the use of future novel liquid or alternative future fuels.