GEODIS is continuing to green its fleet with an order of a further 120 vehicles from IVECO for urban logistics operations.
The new order brings the number of vehicles dedicated to last-mile delivery in city centres and running on natural gas (NGV) to 330. This includes light commercial vehicles (125 Daily 35Ss with 20 cu m capacity and 10 Daily 70Cs with 30 cu m capacity) and heavy trucks (173 EuroCargos 12t with 42 cu m capacity) and 22 S-WAY CNG tractors. They will all run on bioNGV fuel. Apart from a reduction of up to 90% in CO2 emissions compared to a Euro VI-E diesel vehicle, particulate emissions will be up to 85% lower and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions will be cut by up to 85%.
Stéphane Cassagne, Executive Vice President of GEODIS’ Distribution & Express Line of Business, stated: “GEODIS is gearing up to provide green deliveries in large French cities. This investment forms part of a resolutely proactive policy to reduce CO2 emissions from last-mile freight transport.”
For urban deliveries, GEODIS also operates electric vehicles and several cargo bikes as part of experiments underway in the cities of Tours, Lille, Strasbourg, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Le Touquet and St Malo.