The company enjoys a 15-year relationship with JCB and recently won a 5+2-year extension to its contract to deliver equipment from the manufacturer’s production facilities in Staffordshire, to its UK dealers and to ports. With predicted savings of 15 per cent, the two companies expect to pump 3,877 tones less CO2 into the atmosphere over five years as a result of their adoption of dual fuel technology.
“We’re excited about the introduction of our dual-fuel Actros. Innovation and creativity are in the DNA of our company and the same is true of Mercedes Benz. We believe carbon and cost reductions can go hand in hand and with the full support and drive of JCB, we’ve now set about proving it,” said Brit European Managing Director Graham Lackey.
Brit European has also embarked on an ambitious carbon reduction program and, together with consortium partners CNG Services and Microlise, has secured £1 million of funding from the government-backed Technology Strategy Board to help it achieve its goal of a cut in emissions of at least 25 per cent over the next five years.
Source: Mercedes Benz