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Hermes ramps up green lorry fleet

22 October 2019

The consumer delivery specialist is adding a further 42 units to its fleet of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuelled vehicles

The investment follows a successful 12-month trial which delivered carbon savings in excess of 4,000 tonnes says the company.

A total of 42 Iveco Stralis CNG tractor units will be added to the operation over the coming weeks, taking the total to 72 across the firm’s fleet. Once introduced, the new vehicles will account for more than 40% of Hermes’ first mile delivery fleet. These have been ordered from CNG Fuels, the only UK supplier of Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) approved biomethane.

Each vehicle will reduce CO2 emissions by over 80% when compared to a diesel Euro 6 vehicle.

Jon Ormond, Hubs & Depots at Hermes UK, said: “We will also be trialling DAF hydrogen tractor units next year and looking to expand our electric fleet outside of London.”

Hermes has also acquired 32 bespoke double-decker trailers which provided the extra capacity to dramatically reduce the number of miles its drivers travel by up to 1.5 million a year. The Don-Bur trailers hold 33% more than a standard model and 12% more than the previous double-decker trailers.