Flogas adds two CNG vehicles to fleet

UK energy provider Flogas has added two new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to its growing fleet.

The new IVECO trucks, which offer up to an 85% CO2e reduction from diesel to bio-CNG, are helping Flogas on the road towards a lower carbon future, as it commits to reducing its direct carbon emissions by 20% by 2025.

Fully operational from August, the new CNG-powered heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) will form part of the company’s retail delivery network and will be used to transport liquefied petroleum gas cylinders to customers across the UK. They join the firm’s 500-strong fleet, which has already begun diversifying with more sustainable models, including two trucks powered by renewable bio-LNG.

“We’re actively investing in alternatively-fuelled vehicles as part of our company-wide vision to build a cleaner, greener future,” said Jackie Banks, head of fleet at Flogas.

“Not only are these CNG trucks a lower-carbon alternative to diesel, but they produce far fewer pollutants like nitrous oxide and particulate matter, and they’re lower on engine noise than diesel.

“Adding CNG to our fleet is an important step for us in our carbon reduction journey and shows just how invested we are in providing our customers with a more sustainable delivery service. We’re confident these trucks are going to make a lasting, positive impact on our fleet’s sustainability credentials, which is why we’ve already got six more on order.

“This is an emerging market and lower-carbon HGVs are still very much in their infancy. That said, at Flogas, we’re constantly looking at innovative ways we can reduce our fleet emissions and trialling new technology is part of this.

“We’re going to be rigorously testing these CNG trucks and paying close attention to the feedback we get from our drivers so we can continue to develop our fleet performance further.”

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