Royal Mail announces ‘crucial’ change in operations Brighton News

Royal Mail has announced a major business change aimed at tackling business carbon emissions.

The parcel delivery force is expanding its use of low-emission vehicles, adding 29 gasoline trucks to its fleet.

The 40-ton trucks will be introduced to the North West of England in the coming weeks to transport mail and equipment across the UK.

Fueled by bio-compressed natural gas (Bio-CNG), the new trucks can travel up to 400 miles at a time and are designed to help Royal Mail transport letters and parcels safely while reducing carbon emissions .

The new trucks will be operated from Warrington, Chorley and Preston, where refueling facilities are located nearby.

James Baker, Chief Engineer and Fleet Manager at Royal Mail, said: “We are committed to making changes to our operations that reduce our environmental impact.

“Bio-CNG is a much more cost-effective and less carbon-intensive alternative fuel than diesel for heavy-duty vehicles. These vehicles allow us to deliver large payloads of packages in the most environmentally friendly manner possible. ”

The Argus: CNG supplied Royal Mail trucks at the depot in Warrington, Cheshire.  (Royal Mail)CNG supplied Royal Mail trucks at the depot in Warrington, Cheshire. (Royal Mail)

Philip Fjeld, CEO of CNG Fuels, said: “By running on our 100% renewable and sustainable biomethane fuel, Royal Mail will achieve over 85% reduction in GHG emissions.”

Postmaster General Paul Scully said: “The fight against climate change is a truly national effort, so it’s great to see Royal Mail doing its part to reduce emissions from its fleet.

“Innovations like this are key to making sure we rebuild in a greener way after the pandemic, and customers will be delighted to know their post and packages don’t cost the earth.

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This notice was published: 2021-05-15 13:06:36