By Melissa Fyfe - February 6, 2006
Car makers are racing to impress customers with their green credentials — and the result could see thousands of trees planted.
As the Melbourne International Motor Show hits town this week, promoters of the Mercedes-Benz Smart car will today announce a scheme to combat the car's emissions by planting trees on behalf of buyers.
The Smart car's Carbon Zero Program will mean enough trees are planted or there is enough investment in renewable energy to offset the carbon dioxide emitted from its exhaust in an average driving year (16,000 kilometres).
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