ŠKODA further expands its environmentally friendly fleet and puts four CNG-powered Scania trucks into service at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav. These vehicles are being used for transporting goods within the company site and in the supply chain. Their CNG drive enables a significant reduction in harmful emissions and operational costs. Furthermore, ŠKODA will use ‘Gigaliner’ trucks on selected routes in future. This will save up to 200 further tons of CO2 per year.
“As part of our overall social responsibility, we have traditionally devoted great attention to developing environmentally friendly logistics solutions,” said Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA Board Member for Production and Logistics. “With the CNG-powered lorries, ŠKODA is making a further contribution to a sustainable company,” added Oeljeklaus.
Following a two-month trial period, four trucks with CNG drive are now being used in daily operations at the ŠKODA headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. Another of these environmentally friendly trucks has been used for transport to and from Stráž nad Nisou. It completes the 120-km journey twelve times per week and saves 16 tons of CO2 per year compared to a vehicle with a diesel engine.
The ‘Gigaliners’ that ŠKODA will be using on selected routes for transporting goods to and from suppliers from now on are another step forward in terms of environmental protection. The trucks, which are up to 25 m long, transport a volume of goods totaling 150 m3 per trip – 50% more than a conventional truck. ŠKODA thereby reduces the number of weekly trips along the 292-km route between Mladá Boleslav and Rokycany from 53 to 35 – this equates to 250,000 fewer kilometers per year and reductions in CO2 emissions of around 200 tons. Lower transport costs are another benefit.