HCVA Sustainability and Environmental policy

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

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    ‘Repair, Reuse, Recycle’ is at the heart of the Historic vehicle movement.
  • 2

    Historic Vehicles are not primarily a means of transport; they are mobile historic artefacts of our industrial and social heritage.
  • 3

    Historic vehicles have a small CO2 footprint due to their; minimal usage and fully amortised manufacturing CO2 emissions.
  • 4

    HCVA will assist members’ businesses in their journey to carbon neutrality ahead of 2050.
  • 5

    HCVA will provide access to carbon offsetting programme(s) for members’ vehicles.
  • 6

    HCVA recognises that some historic vehicles will be converted to zero-emission (E.g. Battery Electric Vehicle). The environmental costs of BEV conversions frequently outweigh any savings of emissions.
  • 7

    HCVA believe most Historic vehicles should be preserved in their original state, running on liquid fuels.
  • 8

    HCVA campaigns for ongoing availability of liquid fuels from natural, bio or synthetic sources, indefinitely.
  • 9

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