In the latest push to reduce our carbon emission output, we’re delighted to announce that we will be trialling a hydrogen van to complete same day deliveries within London.
Working in partnership with Mitie, the vehicle will be used on distribution for a number of their clients over the next six months. Over this time, we’ll be monitoring its performance against the rest of our green fleet
to determine the effect on total emission output.
Produced by Renault, the hydrogen van is powered by a battery and hydrogen fuel cell, allowing for travel of up to 200 miles. Hydrogen combines with the air to create electricity which is then used to drive the vehicle and charge the battery. This process means that only drops of pure water are emitted from the vehicle.
As well as the hydrogen van, we have continued to increase the size of our recently-launched green fleet to help clean up the capital and reduce carbon emissions.
Patrick Gallagher, CitySprint group chief executive, said:
Since the launch of our green fleet this August, we’ve already cut back on our CO2 emissions by as much as 10 tonnes.
The trial of a hydrogen van is on a long list of environmentally friendly vehicles we have tested over the years. We hope that along with our growing cargo bike fleet, this can prove to be a sustainable option and continue our commitment to reducing air pollution across the UK cities we operate in.