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As Part of Its Commitment to Sustainability, GLS Updates Its Fleet With 120 IVECO S-WAY LNG and Bio-LNG Powered Vehicles

By: 3BL Media

SOURCE: CNH Industrial


GLS, one of the main express couriers in Italy, has updated its fleet with a greater focus on environmental sustainability, thanks to its partnership with IVECO, the commercial vehicles brand of CNH Industrial N.V., which will see 120 new IVECO S-WAY LNG and Bio-LNG powered vehicles joining its fleet.

The new IVECO S-WAY vehicles - which will replace a diesel vehicle fleet made up of 70% Euro VI vehicles and 30% Euro V vehicles - will have a significantly positive impact on the environment: using fossil methane which will result in a 7,300 ton reduction in CO2, equivalent to replacing 745 diesel vehicles with electric ones powered by 100% renewable energy, or planting 146,000 trees covering an area of 487 soccer pitches. With biomethane, this value significantly increases, achieving a CO2 reduction of 78,000 tons, equivalent to 8,000 fewer cars on the roads or 1.5 million trees covering an areas of  more than 5,000 soccer pitches.

This initiative is part of GLS's broader Climate Protect Project, which aims to offset 100% of the emissions it produces by 2022 through certified offset programs and significantly reduce emissions by 2025 by using eco-friendly transportation systems.

“This ambitious new project with IVECO is part of our broader strategy to ensure at least 20-25% of our fleet is equipped with low environmental impact traction by 2022 and 45-50% by 2025," said Klaus Schaedle, Group Area Managing Director at GLS. “We believe that Bio-LNG technology can have a profound impact on our industry by helping to reduce emissions by up to 95%, and for this reason we are moving quickly and with determination in this direction with IVECO's support."

Fabrizio Buffa, IVECO Italy Market Alternative Propulsions Manager, said “The commitment of GLS's supply chain is a strong testimony to the historical change that the transport sector is currently undergoing, which is increasingly virtuous and sustainable. We are honoured to partner with GLS in their mission. Biomethane has both environmental and economic advantages, it can be produced locally through a process that generates valuable by-products, such as bio-CO2 which can be reused in the food industry and biofertiliser which can be used in the agricultural sector. IVECO vehicles powered by biomethane are therefore the solution of the present for the future of our planet.”

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