“Our investment in the new distribution center at Avonmouth and the roll-out of the 50 dual-fuel Volvos is part of a planned program of initiatives to deliver growth and sustainability by maintaining a 10% absolute carbon footprint reduction by 2015. When we take our longer trailer trials into account together with the Volvo trucks, we will be able to increase the volume of goods trunked while at the same time reducing vehicle miles and cutting emissions by 15% over 5 years,” said Chris Hall, Head of Central Transport for ALS.
Working in partnership with BOC, Asda has invested in a dedicated LNG refueling station at the Avonmouth site. It is designed to minimize environmental impact and costs by the use of ‘zero loss’ refueling technology.
“Volvo Trucks is very proud to be working with Asda as a strategic partner on Methane-Diesel, dual-fuel vehicles. In our experience, this technology will typically save up to 10% on CO2emissions, dependent on duty cycle. We firmly believe in our technology and LNG as one of the most important, environmentally friendly, future alternatives to diesel in the short to medium term. We are very pleased to be working very closely together now to help ALS reduce the environmental impact of its transport fleet,” said Volvo Trucks UK Managing Director Arne Knaben.
Source: Volvo Trucks