Rivus explores use of alternative fuels in commercial fleets

Rivus future of alternative fuels fleets workshop at AFV Academy

Rivus hosted more than 20 fleet decision-makers at its October Alternative Fuel Academy held at Cranmore Park in the Midlands.

Delegates included fleet and transport managers, technical engineers and sustainability managers from fleets who joined in an agenda of presentations and panel discussions, to share knowledge and insights on the future of alternative fuels and their experiences of transitioning to a low emission fleet, Rivus said.

Workshop sessions focused on a recent hydrogen fleet study, exploring green hydrogen and identifying the best use case for commercial fleets. The study explored future hydrogen projects and the cost of hydrogen refuelling stations.

The key takeaway and recommendations summarised that there are specific use cases where hydrogen will be an ideal fit for certain fleets, but investment into infrastructure is key and needed.

Sarah Gray, head of alternative fuels at Rivus, said: “Following on from the success of our Electric Vehicle academy in March, the Alternative Fuel Academy provided another engaging day where customers and industry partners were at ease to bring their experiences and share with others.

“Participants can now access exclusive content through our Academy Knowledge Hub and use these actionable insights to help them and their teams at whatever stage of the fleet transition they are at.

“The event was well attended and post event feedback from our guests has been really positive so far, with all guests saying they felt more knowledgeable on alternative fuels overall, and better connected with people that can support them.”

To help tackle the challenge of futureproofing for AFV fleets there was a workshop on the workings of a garage for an alternative fuel fleet, discussing required adaptations, tooling and training, plus some of the equipment required in the workshop for attendees to learn more about, Rivus said. 

The session provided information on what happens to AFVs when in garages for service, maintenance and repair.

Rivus recently reported a 235% increase in demand for service, maintenance and repair for alternative fuel fleets over the last 12 months.

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