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XPO is working to cut Mazda UK's emissions by using HVO-powered trucks to make deliveries across the car manufacturer's parts distribution network.

XPO's distribution fleet has 200 trucks running on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in the UK and Ireland. The fuel is produced from vegetable oil, tallow or used cooking oil. HVO-powered trucks emit up to 90% less CO2 than their traditional diesel counterparts, according to XPO.

David Wilson Green, Mazda UK customer service director, said: “At Mazda, we are working to reduce CO2 emissions across our business, and it’s great to see the work XPO Logistics is doing to help reduce emissions in our UK supply chain.

"We are pleased that both companies share the same ethos of reducing the carbon footprint of their businesses.”

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XPO currently uses HVO across nine percent of its total fleet, and it has installed a tank for HVO at its Motherwell site to make it easier to use the biofuel in more vehicles.

Dan Myers, XPO Logistics managing director,UK and Ireland, said: “Over the years, Mazda and XPO have built a genuine, long-term partnership working together to successfully tackle multiple challenges from Brexit to the pandemic.

"When faced with such an ambitious objective as decarbonising supply chains, both organisations understood that working together was the only way to make meaningful progress. That’s why we’re working as a single, focused team to eliminate CO2 from Mazda’s UK logistics operations.”