The Ecofuel Caddy runs predominantly off compressed bio gas and has a 13l fuel tank. This gas is cheaper than petrol or diesel, which means fuel costs are reduced.The compressed bio gas used in this vehicle is harvested from a local landfill, which helps contribute to a cleaner and greener environment for all.
Over and above the cost and environmental savings that the Caddy brings to the table, Avis will offset the carbon emissions produced over the period of its deployment in the Point 2 Point fleet. This will be done through Food & Trees for Africa and their bamboo-planting initiative (Bamboo for Africa). Avis has invested in 230 bamboo plants to be used in carbon offsetting projects.
Bamboo is extremely fast-growing and is ideal for use in carbon sequestration initiatives like this one. Thanks to its many varied uses, it can also benefit the communities in which it is planted by providing small-scale business opportunities. Avis supports Blue Disa, a community-based organisation, on the outskirts of Lawley Township (25km south-west of Johannesburg).