These emissions are generated during the production of the vehicle and include raw material extraction and processing.
This includes tailpipe emissions from the combustion of petrol/diesel, emissions produced from generating electricity*, vehicle maintenance and well-to-tank (WTT) emissions.
*this includes electricity generated at the Vale power station. Electricity in Guernsey is made up of over 90% imported renewable energy – a mix of solar, wind and hydro power – with the remaining demand topped up by electricity from the power station.
The carbons emissions generated from maintenance work to keep the vehicle in good working order.
This is when the vehicle, its part and components become waste and needs to be dismantled and disposed of.
WTT specifically refers to the fuel used in the vehicle, from extraction (well) to final use in the petrol or diesel vehicle (tank).