French alliance boosts adoption of bio-methane and hydrogen mobility
La Poste Group and ENGIE, via its wholly owned subsidiary GNVert, are developing various eco-
mobility projects that make use of natural gas and hydrogen in conjunction with their green and
sustainable mobility goals. La Poste Group and ENGIE will be cooperating for example to design
refueling solutions for certain La Poste fleets of natural gas/renewable natural gas vehicles and
Philippe Wahl, CEO of La Poste group, and Isabelle Kocher, CEO of ENGIE, signed a cooperation
agreement to develop various eco-mobility projects, in particular through the use of CNG, an
alternative fuel with recognized environmental and economic advantages, and hydrogen, a
promising fuel that offers good driving range that emits only water vapor. Their European scale
agreement covers 5 years.
The objective for La Poste Group is to establish its leadership in sustainable mobility by prioritizing
large-scale use of low CO2 fuel emission vehicles, making a significant contribution to reducing air
and noise pollution in cities. Through GNVert, the partnership will enable ENGIE to contribute to the
development of the promising alternative fuels market, based on fuels that are less CO2 emitting
and without particulates. The agreement also establishes conditions necessary for the development
of biomethane, a renewable natural gas fuel from methanization of waste.
At the same time, La Poste Group and ENGIE commit to collaborate on an awareness campaign and
coordinated communications on eco-mobility in conjunction with the energy transition.
La Poste is also engaged in an ambitious research and development program focused on the use of
the clean vehicles of tomorrow, testing cars and bicycles operating on hydrogen. For the past year,
La Poste Group is also involved in developing natural gas vehicles for use throughout France. As an
energy revolution pioneer, ENGIE considers transportation a major development focus. To
accelerate the adoption of alternative fuels, it has decided to invest up to €100 million over five
years to develop natural gas fuel for trucks in Europe.