Hermes UK takes delivery of 70 more CNG vehicles

The consumer delivery giant is increasing its CNG fleet, making it the ‘largest of its kind in the UK parcel sector’

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Consumer delivery specialist Hermes UK has announced it is adding an additional 70 compressed natural gas (CNG)-fuelled vehicles to its fleet as part of its effort to further reduce emissions.

That brings the total number of green vehicles to 160, claimed to be the largest of its kind in the UK parcel sector.

Each of the new model being introduced is expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 80% when compared to a Euro 6 diesel vehicle.

That’s a reduction of 150 tons of CO2 per vehicle and more than 24,000 tons of carbon emissions across the 160 CNG vehicle fleet annually.

Other benefits of the CNG vehicles include huge reductions in the impact of air pollution, such as 70% less nitrogen oxide (NOx), 99% less particulate matter, 90% less non-methane hydrocarbon (NMHC) and 88% less methane.

David Landy, Head of Fleet at Hermes said: “Sustainability is a huge focus for us as we recognise our responsibility as one of the UK’s largest consumer delivery companies.

“We are committed to putting sustainability at the heart of every aspect of our business, through innovative products and processes. As such, we were an early adopter of CNG as an alternative fuel and are continuing to increase its presence in our fleet, to drive down emissions.”