New Year clean air push for Ocado

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CO2 down almost a third for final mile food at Ocado.

Hatfield Ocado site – £3 million investment for Natural Gas

Green trucks running on green fuel for final mile food. Corporate social responsibility at Ocado in next step to gas for trucks north of London at the Hatfield site.

Three million pounds of investment into Ocado Hatfield site brings 20 per cent of Ocado’s HGV fleet powered by alternative fuel. With the launch of gas at Hatfield, 29 heavy goods vehicles will be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG), blended biomethane replacing existing diesel vehicles.

IOC fellow, Graham Thomas, Ocado fleet services manager,

By investing in gas-powered vehicles, and in our first onsite refuelling station, we’re future-proofing our fleet and our business. Emissions from CNG are cleaner than Euro VI standards which start to take effect with the London Low Emissions Zone from April, and will soon be followed by a further 32 Clean Air Zones.


The Ocado Hatfield refuelling station was designed by Gasrec. The businesses have agreed a 10-year support and maintenance contract and Ocado plans to invest in natural gas technology at future sites.

Ocado head of corporate responsibility Suzanne Westlake.

Switching to alternative is part of Ocado’s plan to become more carbon efficient and being UK’s most environmentally-responsible supermarket.