Hermes becomes largest UK parcel company using NGVs, with 160 units
Hermes UK is adding 70 new trucks to its CNG fleet, bringing the total to 160 – around 50% of the company’s core hub tractor fleet. Driven by its commitment to further reducing climate impact and air pollution across the UK’s cities, Hermes’ use of alternative fuels makes it the largest UK parcel company fleet to employ NGVs, bettered only by retailer John Lewis and Partners.
Each of the new IVECO S-WAY trucks will run on biomethane, thus reducing CO2 emissions by over 80% when compared to a Euro 6 diesel vehicle. This is a reduction of 150 tons of CO2 per vehicle and over 24,000 tons of CO2 across the 160 CNG vehicle fleet annually. Other benefits of the NGVs include huge reductions in air pollution impact, such as 70% less NOx, 99% less particulate matter, 90% less NMHC and 88% less methane.
“Sustainability is a huge focus for us as we recognize 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,” said David Landy, Head of Fleet at Hermes.
“An incredibly prominent national operator on our roads, Hermes already run one of the largest IVECO CNG truck fleets. We are therefore honored that they will continue to grow this with us, taking the new IVECO S-WAY CNG and cementing not just our position as a market-leader in natural gas propulsion, but theirs as pioneers in commercial transport decarbonization,” added Gareth Lumsdaine, IVECO UK’s Heavy Business-line Director.