CitySprint to offer first-of-its-kind hydrogen van for same day deliveries

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CitySprint hydrogen van Jan 2018 CitySprint hydrogen van Jan 2018

Patrick Gallagher, CitySprint group chief executive,

Since the launch of our green fleet August 2017, 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.

In the latest push to reduce carbon emission output, CitySprint are delighted to announce for 2018 that they will be trialling a hydrogen van to complete same day deliveries within London. (Jan 30 Logistics summit at Heathrow will further showcase the green eco-drive)

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 they will be monitoring its performance against the rest of their 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, CitySprint will continue to increase the size of their recently-launched green fleet to help clean up the capital and reduce carbon emissions.

Last modified on Thursday, 01 February 2018 17:26