Infinity, a leading nonstandard personal auto insurer, becomes the first vehicle fleet to go carbon neutral.
Results to date
Infinity has developed a greenhouse gas baseline and replaced its entire fleet of approximately 400 sport utility vehicles with more fuel efficient Jeep Compasses. Infinity expects this change to:
- reduce annual fleet operating costs by approximately 10 percent,
- improve fuel economy by 25 percent, and
- reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 16 percent.
Infinity purchased greenhouse gas offsets from a project in Chino, California for the remaining emissions and made its entire fleet "climate neutral" before the new vehicles hit the road in 2007. The offset project reduces methane emissions from a local dairy farm.