and plant trees in the UK
So why wouldn’t we address the direct impact we make on our adventures, on our climate, on our planet?
We all feel that sense of responsibility when we spend time and money keeping our vehicle going. Respecting heritage and preserving something beautiful and worthwhile for the next generation.
This is simply the next logical step.
This project reduces our dependency on fossil fuel and increases the share of renewable energy in the power grid.
This project generates electricity from industrial and forestry operations biomass which would otherwise be burnt or left to decay.
ChromeCarbon is a reforestation and climate actions program by and for automotive enthusiasts and motoring adventurers.
ChromeCarbon is about enjoying our passion honestly by facing up to our responsibility and preventing more CO2 from entering the atmosphere than what our vehicles emit.
It is about repairing, restoring and preserving not only our machines, but also our environment. Both protected and celebrated for future generations.
Chrome Carbon is as simple as 1, 2, 3.
First simply estimate the CO2 you produce by entering your vehicle type, fuel efficiency and mileage into our calculator.
Second, decide how much you want to help. You can offset exactly what you produce, or choose to payback double or even triple your annual emission total.
Third, subscribe with a monthly fee and enjoy knowing you’re actively helping the planet by funding successful carbon reduction projects and reforestation initiatives.
At Chrome Carbon we are on a mission to make fighting climate change simple and affordable for automotive enthusiasts and motorised adventurers.
We want everyone to be able to participate whether you drive a 1982 Honda PX 50 moped or a 1971 7.0l 426 Plymouth Hemi’ Cuda (oh yeah!).
Check our emissions’ calculator to find out more about how much it cost.
We’ve engineered your Chrome Carbon subscription to feature short-term AND long-term climate actions, for the best possible value. Each Chrome Carbon subscription is comprised of two parts:
Part one is the short-term offset of your vehicle’s estimated emissions achieved by purchasing verified carbon offsets that fund a reduction in emissions now. With this part alone, your vehicle’s yearly emissions are offset.
Part two supports a longer term investment in reforestation, which comes on top of the carbon offsets purchased. Although new forests (comprised of growing trees) absorb more CO2 than old forests (mature trees), this will take time for the carbon sequestration to occur.
Four times a year, we publish our investment receipts for both the carbon reduction projects and the reforestation initiatives. These figures will be shown relative to the pledge made by all Chrome Carboneers at the time of the investment. So you can easily verify that the commitments have been respected.
There are plenty of opinions about carbon offsets, both good and bad. In a nutshell, they provide a direct way of contributing to carbon reduction and are best used in a reduction logic: meaning when the offset is greater than the total of the emissions to compensate for. This is why Chrome Carbon offers you the option to not only offset once but twice or even three times your emissions total.
Carbon offsets or Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs) are measurable and verified. Measurable means that when you buy one carbon offset, you are effectively either preventing or removing one tonne of CO2 from the atmosphere. Verified means the projects that issue the offsets are independently audited against third-party certification standards to confirm these measurements.
Chrome Carbon acquires carbon offsets through the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) or the Gold Standard, certification bodies created to represent the highest levels of environmental integrity and greatest contributions to sustainable development.
Planting billions of trees across the world is one of the most impactful and affordable ways of taking CO2 out of the atmosphere to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists.
A mature tree absorbs carbon dioxide at a rate of 21 kg or 48 pounds per year, while producing 118kg or 260 pounds of oxygen over the same period. In a typical forest with 200 trees per acre, one acre absorbs 4.4 tonnes or 9,600 pounds of carbon dioxide and produces 23.6 tonnes or 52,000 pounds of oxygen every year.
Of course these are just the raw figures. Planting forests is very complicated. The right diversity of species must be planted in the right locations, and the local populations need to be incentivised to take care of them.
This is why Chrome Carbon partners with organisations working closely with national forest agencies, local forest experts and farmers. Making sure that the right trees are planted and looked after in the most relevant locations.
Chrome Carbon also supports partners investing in agroforestry. Agroforestry is a land use management system in which trees are grown around or among crops or pastureland. This intentional combination of agriculture and forestry has varied benefits, including increased biodiversity and reduced erosion. Plus it values the trees in the local economies. Making sure trees are taken care of in even the most remote locations.
The short answer is no.
At Chrome Carbon, we value our road trips and take immeasurable pleasure from driving our cars and riding our bikes. We get the best out of every mile, because we know that each of them take a small toll on the planet.
We believe that offsetting and planting trees goes hand in hand with an ambitious reduction of our personal carbon footprint beyond our vehicle’s emissions. Chrome Carbon’s offset and reforestation programme focuses on unavoidable tailpipe emissions. For the rest of our carbon impact, we believe that it is our responsibility to change how we consume and how we live.
Plenty can be done, and as a member of Chrome Carbon, you will always have access to facts, information and findings. So you can make more informed decisions on how to reduce your broader carbon footprint.
Yes. We know what it is. We can’t help it either. A collection starts with one but often grows to more. You can have as many subscriptions as vehicles you have. Just press ‘Add another vehicle’ in your basket.
Yes, you can manage all your subscriptions separately from your account. Meaning you can add a new subscription for a new vehicle, pause a subscription for a vehicle you get off the road or cancel a subscription for a vehicle you sell.