Norbert Dentressangle has revealed that it is one of the six operators involved in a trial of a new LPG system, dubbed EASI-LPG, which could improve vehicle mpg by as much as 15%.

Headed by Frome-based vehicle monitoring equipment supplier Btrack, the trial is being lead by fuel efficiency consultant Dr Michael Coyle.

Based on “LPG enhancement” rather than more traditional dual-fuel approach, the technique is described as being one that “enhances the combustion of the diesel and increases energy release.”

The system is being fitted to one of Norbert Dentressangle’s 18 tonne Renault Premium rigids with automatic transmission, one of six vehicles taking part in a six month ‘in-service’ trial which will test the system under real operational conditions.

Hargreaves Logistics has also been named as another operator within the trial.

Jay Laverick, fuel champion at Hargreaves Logistics, said: "We are thrilled to have been asked to get involved with the trial and working with Michael Coyle is always a pleasure.”