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Gas Vehicle Network says fleets could halve their fuel costs

The Gas Vehicle Network (GVN) has launched a new campaign to highlight the potential savings to fleet operator of switching from diesel to bio-methane gas.

It claims road haulage firms could save up to £29,000 per year in fuel costs and cut CO2 emissions my more than 84%.

To highlight the savings and environmental benefits, the trade body has produced a short video.

Isaac Occhipinti, head of external affairs for 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 the key benefits of gas as a transport fuel, a video answered this brief.”

“The GVN video adds weight to biomethane as a fast track to decarbonise transport. Clean, low carbon, renewable gas powered vehicles are an obvious, sustainable solution for the freight and transport industry. GVN statistics show that in 2019 almost 80% of the total dispensed volume of gas for transport fuel was biomethane-a renewable and sustainable low carbon fuel - a 22% increase from 2018.”

A number of fleet operators are already investing in gas-powered vehicles, including John Lewis Partnership which is building a dedicated biomethane gas filling station at its Bracknell head office.

It’s part of the company’s ambition to stop using fossil fuels across its entire 4,800 strong transport fleet by 2030.

According to CNG Fuels, demand for renewable biomethane (Bio-CNG) has risen by 800% since 2017 and is set to more than double this year.



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