After an extensive trial period which proved the capability of the EDELIVER 9 vans in real world situations Micronclean has put two into servic with more to follow. Initially one vehicle will be based in Baldock with the other being based in Grantham performing delivery duties across the South and West Midlands In their first year the two vehicles will deliver an expected annual reduction of 3,000 gallons of diesel.
Ricky Sheen, Transport Manager at Micronclean commented: ”The two new Maxus EDELIVER 9 vans represent a major step forward as we work towards reducing the carbon footprint of our transport fleet. Historically we have always optimised our delivery routes to improve service levels, minimise fuel consumption and reduce costs, yet whilst this will continue, these vans also offer us a step change in our journey”.
The extensive field trials we have undertaken have proved that as the technology stands currently these vehicles are ideal for local delivery routes, yet we will need to use internal combustion engines for some duty cycles. Where this is the case, we are looking to use Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) which will reduce net carbon emissions by up to 90%. In this way as we constantly renew our existing transport fleet at the end of their economic life, we have options to reduce our carbon footprint.
Sophie Harris, QSHE Associate Director at Micronclean added; “I am tremendously excited by the arrival of these two vehicles onto our transport fleet. They are the first tangible elements of our MicronGreen agenda as we start setting a bold pathway to zero carbon emissions.”