Flogas Britain, a leading UK supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), has introduced a brand new hybrid vehicle to its London delivery fleet – marking its ongoing commitment to championing environmental excellence across the business.
The new diesel-electric Mitsubishi Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid truck is the first of its kind to join Flogas’ 170- strong national cylinder delivery fleet, and will be delivering products from Flogas’ extensive gas cylinder range to homes and businesses within the M25. Its launch signals the first step in a long-term, companywide carbon reduction initiative, which includes plans to eventually phase out traditional diesel-fuelled trucks altogether.
Stephen Moir, Fleet Manager at Flogas, explains: “The introduction of our first hybrid diesel-electric delivery truck to the Flogas fleet is a really exciting step forward for us. As all businesses should be, we’re conscious of managing our environmental impact as effectively as possible, while remaining focused on our number one priority: fulfilling our duty to our customers.
“Carbon emissions are a growing concern across the UK and further afield, and as a result more and more areas – especially big cities – are introducing combative measures such as clean-air zones. Development of carbon-cutting technologies is accelerating too, and as a forwardthinking organisation we’re keen to stay ahead of the curve – using these advancements to improve our processes for the benefit of ourselves, our customers and the wider public.
Adopting hybrid vehicles into our fleet is a prime example of this commitment. Swapping a conventional delivery vehicle for a hybrid can reduce fuel consumption by more than 20 per cent – and if you imagine what this would look like on a fleet-wide scale, we’re talking about enormous potential carbon savings.”
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