Online retailer Ocado has opened a new grid-connected compressed natural gas (CNG) refuelling facility as part of a wider £3m investment in gas technology across the fleet. Sited at Ocado’s Hatfield customer fulfilment centre, it will be used to refuel 29 Iveco Stralis NP tractor units that joined the firm’s fleet last year. The trucks, which represent 20% of Ocado’s 147-strong HGV fleet, will be fuelled using blended biomethane. They are expected to reduce HGV fleet CO2 emissions by 29% […]
Switching from diesel to natural gas will produce a 10% saving in CO2 emissions for a heavy truck running on motorways, according to trials carried out by IVECO at Millbrook.
Online supermarket Ocado has created more than 1,000 driving, warehousing and operational support jobs as it looks to increase capacity in its network this year.
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