Europe's Leading Fleet Operators Discuss Their Experience With Natural Gas Vehicles

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A new industry report created by FC Business Intelligence and focused on the challenges and opportunities for Natural Gas Vehicle’s in Europe has just been released. The report includes exclusive insight from leading fleet operators UPS and Simon Loos Logistics. In the report they share their experience with incorporating Natural Gas powered vehicles into their fleet and their outlook for the industry in Europe.

UPS, Simon Loos Logistics, Gazprom & Westport Innovations Discuss Natural Gas Vehicle Market in Europe

With the price of petrol and diesel continuing to rise, and the cost of compressed, Bio methane and LNG falling in comparison, more and more companies are becoming interested in NGVs. Even when the units themselves come at a premium, operators can hope to pay back the extra cost from lower operating expenses.

And then, of course, there are the environmental benefits – a key consideration for many European companies. LNG and CNG vehicles have much lower carbon emissions, and produce half the particulate and nitrogen oxide pollution of conventional diesel. And bio methane – which comes from either landfill dumps or anaerobic digesters – provides even greater environmental advantages.

Early trials at UPS in the UK indicate that bio methane fuel could reduce carbon emissions by 45 percent compared to diesel, when used by heavy trucks. And, Coca Cola is also encouraged by its early biomethane pilots.

The catch is that NGVs face several practical obstacles before they can become more widely used. There is a lack of vehicle models currently, and prices remain relatively high. Europe lacks a comprehensive gas fueling infrastructure, especially for LNG. Operators currently have to develop their own fueling stations.

In a new exlcusive free industry report NGV fleet adopters including UPS and Simon Loos Logistics share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for natural gas vehicles in over the road transport. As well as input from industry leaders at Gazprom, Westport Innovations and Clean Fuels Consulting.

To download the free report please go here http://www.ngvevent.com/eu/content2.php

Joshua Bull
FC Business Intelligence

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