To deliver the fuel, the company has initially installed a temporary liquid compressed natural gas station which allows them to fill up the vehicles before they go off on their rounds. The gas will be transport to Sheffield in a liquid form by fuel tankers.
Council leader Paul Scriven has been keen for the Council to take the lead in testing alternative vehicle fuels in the city. “We want to share our experience with other fleet operators, so I hope they will follow this positive lead”, councillor remarked.
The design of the Mercedes Econic CNG will be used to carry out this project which offers proven gas technology that has been extensively adopted within mainland Europe, stated the company in its press release.
Tom Spaul, Chief Operating Officer at Veolia Environmental Services, said: “We are helping Sheffield in their aspirational targets to become a greener city while still providing value for money for our customers.”