New stations will increase capacity by 500% to meet demand from hauliers seeking to cut carbon emissions, pollution and haulage costs.
Truck makers have to cut CO2 emissions by 15% for new vehicles by 2025 and 30% by 2030 but say a “shocking” lack of infrastructure is stifling the switch to alternative fuels.
To achieve this, all John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose and Partners delivery trucks, trailers and vans – more than 3,200 vehicles in total - will have to be switched to zero-emissions vehicles.
Rather than hire vehicles to cover delivery peaks, the John Lewis Partnership calls up its ‘mothballed’ fleet to keep costs down and maximise productivity.
Demand for biomethane has nearly tripled in a year at a South Ribble fuelling station as fleet operators are increasingly switching to low-carbon fuels.