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Market Change through innovation is inevitable and is happening now FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS, the GreenFleet® brand has championed low emission transport. Its portfolio of events, websites and magazines provide a leading communication platform for senior decision makers. GreenFleet’s mission is to help organisations large and small manage their fleets more efficiently by keeping them up to date with market developments and new products/ services. Key to this is bringing suppliers and customers together and helping them in their often-complex roles. Poor air quality affects the health of millions of people across the UK and contributes to the early deaths of 40,000 people each year. In 2017, the United Kingdom quickly followed France in announcing a ban on petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040. This is part of ambitious plan to meet its targets under the Paris climate accord and was followed by several manufacturers announcing the end of diesel engine production – from as early as 2018. The Government’s introduction of clean air zones, planned since 2015, will see stricter air quality standards by 2020, starting in Birmingham, Derby, Nottingham, Southampton and Leeds. A further 23 areas, which are expected to exceed legal air pollution limits, will follow suit. The enormous buying power of the fleet sector helps to steer the path of the motor industry takes. As early adopters of the latest technology, and with an over-arching remit

to reduce emissions while saving money, getting the low down on new technology is vital, as well as timely and accurate reporting to facilitate informed decisions about the latest vehicles, fuels, tax and employee legislation, fleet mobility, finance and supply chain issues, driver training, telematics, insurance, rental and leasing and much more. GreenFleet® occupies this role, providing a multi-faceted information source to help transport and fleet managers increase their environmental and product knowledge. The award-winning A4 glossy magazine and website are accompanied by a series of nationwide events that provide practical demonstrations on how to achieve these efficiencies. New initiatives, such as the GF 100 Index which ranks the 100 most influential people within the fleet industry, help to ensure that GreenFleet® keeps up to date with changes in the market. GreenFleet® is proud to continue to support the UK Fleet Industry and is committed to providing fleet decision makers with an unrivalled portfolio of products to assist in their role in reducing the environmental impact of their fleet.

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Alternative fuels and fleets GreenFleet® will also look at developments in green fuel technology, along with budgetary and procurement issues.

they can cut their carbon footprint, not only because of regulation and environmental concerns but mostly because they are the economic potential of switching realising to more sustainable, alternative fuels. We are with a range of businesses to spot working where dual fuel might be appropriate, or identify where experimentation with bio-fuels as we did with JD Wetherspoons, is an option.”

The transport industry has turned a corner tandem with penalties, incentives in the past decade. Looking at have been commercial recognised as an effective agent vans and trucks from thirty years of change. ago, some While regulation and environmental might think there are just minor aesthetic responsibilities are key motivators differences – but under the bonnet for and in driving fuel innovation, it is the the cab, things today are quite desire to different. replace profit-eating diesel and Technological advances are creating petrol with a more environmentally and economically opportunities, as well as increasing exciting the sustainable option that is the primary pressure to keep up, requiring continuous motivation for finding alternatives. investment and adaptation. Businesses are The search for alternative fuels dedicating more time, money and to future resources to proof fleets needs dedicated research innovate to make sure they’re not and only trying development from industry, to to deliver the fastest, safest and advance the best value alternatives that already exist, service but they’re also striving as well as find to provide a completely new and innovative service that is clean, quiet and solutions. sustainable too. It is now vital that industry asks itself what Electric and hybrid do we need to do or change to get there and A technology that is making waves what are the potential risks that in the will stop us? personal car market is the electric-powered As part of this industry-wide car, with models such as the Nissan conversation this summer DHL Leaf has launched proving popular. However this technology a series of ten opinion papers that is explore not that innovative – electric vehicles how changes in transport are impacting been around since the nineteenth have UK businesses. The topics range century from but due to their low speeds, interest looking at ways to prevent empty in running internal combustion engines grew vehicles to the design of future instead. transport Electric vehicles work by running to the future of fleet management. solely on an electric motor powered by a Our first paper, which is explored battery, or in detail if it is a hybrid car, in conjunction in this article, looks at what the with a future smaller petrol-powered engine. for the commercial use of alternative holds These vehicles do have a role to play It explores how advances in natural fuels. in the gas are future of transport and are useful driving carbon reduction, how businesses for city transport solutions where are finding ways to convert waste in there is a lot of stop-starting, part of their operation to fuel vehiclesone in unlike diesel-powered engines another, as well as analysing what needs to which are typically very inefficient be done to get to where we want to be. for shorter urban journeys. Nevertheless, electric vehicles are The future of alternative fuels still limited in speed and power, Many businesses face a future where the making it commercially unsuitable lifeblood of their operations no A joint longer to roll-out electric vehicle technologies report recently exist. As supplies of diesel and petroleum for multi-tonne HGVs. The batteries produced by the decrease, it’s only logical that companies are still not capable of providing enough International Council on increasing investment and innovation are power in fuel Clean Transportation to sustain these huge vehicles causing technology, especially when you consider (ICCT) found that fuel made from scepticism in the technology with the sheer number of vehicles on waste a recent the road. could replace 12 per cent of all study from TrackCompare revealing the fuel Oil depletion, however, is not the that only used on European roads by 2030. only six per cent of fleet operators plan pressure driving the search for alternative Large companies such as McDonald’s, invest in electric technology. Although to fuels. The latest official figures as from the well as smaller dedicated bio-fuel unlikely that electric will be widely it’s Department for Transport show companies rolled out that just over such as Bio Bean, across which turn waste coffee fleets in the near future, government one fifth of UK greenhouse gas emissions are into bio-fuel are making headway. is backing the technology and investing created by transport. And while JD £40 HGVs Wetherspoons, a UK pub chain, million in rapid charging networks, is one such up about 1.5 per cent of all transport make so in just company that DHL has worked they a few years it could be a different with to look account for around 20 per cent story. of emissions. at alternative fuels as a way to There is one example of a direct improve This is addressed by The Climate Change carbon footprint. The two companies its replacement to diesel that can be Act, which set the greenhouse worked used in gas emissions together in conjunction existing engines – bio-fuels. Bio-fuels with Argent Energy, reduction target for the UK at are 34 per and made use of waste cooking completely carbon-neutral and by 2020, and is the baseline objective cent oil from JDW’s are made pubs into bio-diesel, which is then from plant sources, such as rapeseed many businesses are working towards.that used to oil, fuel In the trucks used for deliveries to its pubs. or can be created from food waste. The downside to bio-fuels is that they

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Car-based civility be found in More car-like comforts can has audio the cabin. The steering column KV14 while and cruise control controls, optional £150 WHZ was fitted with the driver adjustable + VAT cruise control with speed limiter. too: an RDS/ The XTR+ is well-equipped, central MP3/CD radio system, remote seats, and three locking, electric windows, screen satellite The Forestry Commission Trafficmaster Smartnav colour vehicle of Berlingo XTR+ models is the larget fleet operator stolen navigation with Trackstar as standard. tracking function are all fitted Enterprise differential, As well as stand-alone Berlingo is Berlingo XTR+ has a limited-slip two payloads option and 30mm raised suspension Two load volumes, models, an Enterprise Pack – are available, + VAT, it Two versions – L1 and L2 also available. Priced at £600 compartment Connecting with 3.3m3 and 3.7cm3 load includes rear parking sensors, Berlingo L1 also has as well as volumes respectively. The Box (Bluetooth & USB port) while the It’s a worthwhile option a choice of two payload capacities, air-conditioning. civility Our test van was L2 variant can carry 750kg. and adds a even more car-based version, offering an XTR+ enhanced traction to proceedings. including storage off-road capability. There are lots of cubbies and companies in and door pockets. The XTR+ is aimed at utility an overhead full-width tray and locker can be addition to agricultural, construction, In addition, an under-seat storage seat and operator forestry businesses. The largest found beneath the middle passengerthe top of the Forestry there’s a driver’s glovebox on steering of Berlingo XTR+ models, by the the dashboard behind the Commission was won over wheel. An optional half-height lower emissions and enhanced steel bulkhead with mesh traction capabilities on offer. upper ensured safety on our It runs a fleet of HDi 90 test vehicle. Manual L1 625s. Six load lashing eyes, Equipped with a 90bhp anti-drum panelling on 1.6 HDi common-rail the load compartment diesel engine, the walls and loadspace Berlingo HDi 90 lighting help the Manual L1 625 XTR+ Berlingo’s load-lugging emits a very respectable cause, while automatic 132g/km of CO2 and is door locking ensures the fitted with a limited-slip load bay is kept locked while differential, 30mm raised is in motion. Twin underbody vehicle the suspension, side rear doors and a passenger protection and 15-inch steel Ultra and unloading. wheels with Goodyear Cargo sliding opening ease loading cycle miles Grip 195/70 R15 tyres. Citroën quotes a combined largely dry Over the 310-mile Although our test was in per gallon figure of 56.5. the Berlingo a not-too weather, Citroën states that duration of our test we achieved apportion up of 48.6mpg. XTR+ can automatically distant real-world average torque between 118g/km / 62.8mpg lower-emitting a to 75 per cent of engine While The system L1 625 LX model the two front driving wheels. the e-HDI 90 Airdream ETG6 of the high automatically transfers most is available, it does without wheel of the driving the capability from available torque specification and off-road one with ultimate green with the least grip, to the XTR+. For city drivers, the 0g/km the most. choice must be the city-dwelling the platform at £21,550, it’s The Berlingo is based on Electric variant, but priced rides and XTR+. of the C4 passenger car, so over £6,000 more than the lumps and handles well, coping with nature The XTR+ bumps admirably for an LCV. does make Easy-going, hard-working goat of the mountain the is specification raised suspension on tip-toes, XTR+ The go-anywhere, like it’s the van occasionally feel Berlingo range, with a likeable The car-derived Over 2.5 but it never feels unsafe. do-anything kind of character. with noise been underpinnings play dividends million Citroën Berlingos have and refined on the levels, too: the Berlingo is built since 1996. With its easy-going to noise from the not difficult move with no overbearing hard-working nature, it’s is lively, ideal fleets both large loadspace area. Performance as well as the see why it’s been a hit with city for multi-drop roles in the and small. L open road.

The Citroën Berlingo is a long-standing van market. member of the small panel on from the Arriving in 1996, it followed van based on the successful car-derived C15 and more versatile 1980s Citroën Visa. Larger large and than the C15, it offered businessesbut one small a compact urban runabout, the city. outside which was still comfortable in 2008 The first generation was replaced and the larger by both the smaller Nemo How does the Berlingo. n second-generatio current version stack up?

Design and technology While finding a direct replacement to diesel is the ultimate goal, there are other technological innovations that are being invested in to help reduce fuel consumption, which will at least reduce the reliance on diesel and the carbon footprint of businesses. For example, GPS systems incorporated into vehicles that capture driving data, can help ensure the most efficient routes are taken. Equally important to fuel consumption is vehicle design. Providers such as Scania and Volvo are working hard to make advances in the design of vehicles, and are experts in advising what vehicles should be used for particular businesses and purposes, whether that be to make a trailer that is double-decker, or larger in size to make trips more efficient such as Lidl’s recently launched extra long semi-trailer.

can be expensive to produce, which is why diesel and cutting CO2 emissions. businesses, whether that be in Additionally automotive, it is designed to operate with weights aviation or shipping industries of up to are working 44 tonnes, and crucially the basic hard to negate this barrier and architecture understand of a diesel engine doesn’t have its potential. Earlier this year, aviation to change. DHL’s 147-strong dual fuel fleet company Boeing, said it had made will it biggest in an annual CO2 reduction of around result breakthrough in bio-fuels to date, 1,200 after tonnes on its current emissions. it discovered a plant, which survives However, DHL on recognises that dual £600 + VAT, saltwater and can be grown in fuel ispack notcosts Enterprise a solution for and the desert, the long-term, rear parking sensors because can also be turned into fuel, resulting Interior is well-equipped but includes ultimately the vehicles Trafficmaster and are in Bluetooth, a still partially running and air-conditioning bio-fuel source that can be grownfeatures on diesel. It is system Smartnav navigation cheaply. however a great solution for the medium term and is backed by the Department Dual fuel of Transport which recently published a report Dual fuel currently serves as a good (‘Low Emission HGV Task Force Recommendations compromise for companies that need a on the use of methane and biomethane commercially viable fuel that is in cheap to buy, HGVs’) which recommended the can be used or easily installed in greater use existing of methane in dual fuel vehicles infrastructure, while also reducing and HGVs. their carbon Ian MacAulay, Innovation & Efficiency footprint. The technology works by allowing Manager at DHL Engineering and natural gas to be used in conjunction Fleet with Services, says: “We’ve seen customers diesel, reducing the total consumption from of all industries come to DHL to ask about how

Driving forward With hydrogen-powered vehicles now trialled in cities across the world, and naturally found produce such as fruit acid, animal waste, and water, forming just some of the potential bases for new fuels we now see being developed, the possibilities for the fuels of the future are endless. However, infrastructure to make these developed the and developing fuels commercially viable is key, which is why the EU is currently working towards creating a network of Natural Gas fuel stations in Europe. Whether or regulations make natural gas fuelling not stations compulsory, given the growth in its popularity it’s likely that by 2020 LNG stations around Europe will certainly be more commonplace. Beyond 2020, electric, hydrogen and hybrid vehicles will be used more widely in both the personal and commercial transport markets as battery technology improves and costs come down. However the importance of infrastructure cannot be underestimated. Even if these technologies and new fuels are developed, they are only truly viable if wider industry and government work together to deliver the supporting infrastructure needed to facilitate and encourage wide-scale adoption. Although it will be difficult to remove our reliance on diesel entirely, the industry has made significant advances in attitude and level of investment in the last decade. The rate at which new technologies are developing means that the industry is not only continually discussing completely new fuel innovations, but it is undoubtedly racing towards a greener and more sustainable future. much 


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The road ahead for greener fuels

Logistics firm DHL Supply Chain has released a paper on the commercial use of alternative fuels, exploring how advances in natural gas are driving carbon reduction, and how businesses are finding ways to convert waste to fuel their vehicles. The company’s managing director Phil Roe shares the report


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