Video shows how to switch HGV fleet to natural gas
Industry trade body, the Gas Vehicle Network (GVN), has launched a short video which highlights how to make the switch to gas as a transport fuel, the opportunity for road haulage, and the potential fuel cost savings that are possible.
Isaac Occhipinti, Head of External Affairs, the Gas Vehicle Network said: “There is so much information out there for fleet operators to trawl through, and the decarbonisation landscape can be overwhelming. We wanted a simple way to show how easy it is to make the switch.”
“Featuring leading truck manufacturer brands; Volvo, Scania and Iveco, The GVN video explains the journey towards a greener future by making the switch from diesel to renewable biomethane gas in three simple steps.
“Industry statistics show that use of biomethane as a transport fuel is growing rapidly in this sector. In 2020, 93% of the total gas fuel dispensed for HGVs was in fact renewable biomethane. The latest Government’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation [RTFO] stats show that biomethane used in HGVs was up from 80% in 2019, an increase of over 16% in a year. This also follows a 78% increase in sales of renewable gas as a transport fuel during 2020.”
“By switching from diesel to renewable biomethane gas, fleet operators could see savings of up to £29,000 per year, approximately 52%. In addition, with biomethane, net CO2 emissions could be cut by over 84%.”
Occhipinti explained that not only is biomethane reducing carbon emissions today it is also capable of transporting the UK to Net Zero 2050.
He added: “It is becoming increasingly clear that biomethane as a transport fuel can, and will deliver substantial financial and carbon savings for fleet managers and Government as they adopt low carbon, renewable gas powered heavy vehicle transport.”
Watch the video below: