Mercadona and its transport providers will allocate 4 million euros in 2018 to add 40 Iveco LNG-powered trucks for the cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, which will be added to the seven NGVs they operate since 2017 and which involved an investment of 1 million euros. This effort responds to Mercadona’s commitment to the environment and sustainability, which translates into a continuous optimization of the fleet to reduce emissions and improve air quality in urban centers.
With this goal, ECO category vehicles will be gradually added to the fleet throughout the year, mainly operating through urban centers with a high density of population and traffic, which will contribute to reducing the risk of exceeding the limits of NOx and particles in suspension that this type of cities usually has.
In addition to this initiative, Mercadona is deploying vehicles for the so-called “last mile” of distribution in cities. For this, the company already has three vans converted to dual fuel technology (natural gas/diesel) and in 2018 it plans to also use three 100% CNG vans.
The effort made in recent years has allowed 92% of the fleet used by the company to have DGT (General Department of Transport) C Category, that is, vehicles that comply with the Euro VI and Euro VI C standards, which are the strictest in terms of emissions.