M&S adds 20 bio-LNG trucks to fleet under DHL partnership

The move is estimated to deliver a 2,200-tonne reduction in carbon emissions every year

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M&S has replaced 20 diesel vehicles in its fleet with the addition of bio-liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks under its partnership with DHL.

The new trucks, which will operate across the M&S fleet in Castle Donnington, Peterborough and Swindon, will deliver carbon reductions of up to 80% when fulled with bio-LNG and 10% to 20% with fossil gas.

The replacement of the 20 trucks is estimated to deliver a 2,200-tonne reduction in carbon emissions every year.

The new Volvo FH LNG tractor units follow the initial delivery of 13 Volvo LNG trucks which arrived in January this year.

Tim Greenwood, Head of Transport, Marks & Spencer said: “We are committed to reducing our environmental impact in line with our Plan A sustainability action plan. It’s important to us that our partners’ values and ambitions align with ours and that’s one of the reasons we have a long-standing relationship with DHL.

“Replacing diesel trucks for brand new bio-LNG vehicles is a good step forward in reducing our carbon emissions.”