New Report: UPS, DHL, Reading Buses and Ninatrans share NGV Experience and Strategy

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With Euro6 regulations demanding a reduction in CO2 emissions, and the cost differential between natural gas and diesel pricing increasing, there are 100s of EU fleets and distributors switching to natural gas vehicles. A new report features interviews with three major natural gas fleets UPS, DHL and Reading buses on their experience with NGVs, as well as Belgian transport company Ninatrans on why they want to invest in NGVs and why they haven’t – yet.

There are changes coming for the future of transport in Europe. Euro6 regulations are pushing fleet managers to start taking decisive action to lower emissions and impact on the environment. In fact, two of the largest transportation and logistics companies worldwide have already been putting into practice strategies to reduce CO2 emissions for several years – leaders UPS and DHL. Both these global brands have chosen a natural gas strategy – increasing the environmental benefits by opting to invest in biogas – the form of natural gas derived from waste. Senior figures from these companies reveal their reasons behind investing and future strategy – Peter Harris, Director of Sustainability, EMEA for UPS and Jim York, Vice President of GoGreen EMEA for DHL.

Reading Buses, the largest CNG bus fleet in the UK, has also taken this route. Chief Engineer John Bickerton reveals that not only has the switch lowered emissions and cut fuel costs, but that it has also had a positive commercial effect. Owing to the greener profile of Reading Buses, they have been able to bid for contracts with environmental footprint conditions and differentiate from the competition.

Also featured in the report is Belgian transportation company Ninatrans – the winners of the 2013 ‘Transporter of the Year’ award. Ninatrans have received acclaim for putting green initiatives first. However, despite wanting to invest in NGVs for his fleet, Managing Director Benny Smets has so far been unable to do so. He reveals this is down to lack of infrastructure in his region, but circumstances look likely to change soon. Drive Systems has become one of the first Blue Corridors LNG partners to open a station in Belgium.

To download the full report with these senior figures in charge of four of the leading fleets in their categories, download the report here. The report is released in the lead-up to the 3rds Annual Natural Gas Vehicles Conference (November 25-26, Amsterdam). The speakers from UPS, DHL and Reading Buses are all presenting their experience as well as several other leading European fleets, natural gas suppliers, vehicle manufacturers, industry experts and the European Commission. Plus, Ninatrans and Drive systems are attending along with key figures from across the NGV value chain.

To find out more about the event or register to attend see the event webpage . Registrations before Friday September 5th will receive a €300 discount.

The 3rd Annual Natural Gas Vehicles Conference & Exhibition is organised by FC Gas Intelligence – the leading information and networking portal for NGVs in Europe and the US.

For all enquiries regarding NGVs in Europe, details on the event or report please contact:
Jessica Allen | Jessica(at)fc-gi(dot)com | +44 (0) 207 422 4314

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