Gebrüder Weiss introduces gas-powered truck

Published: 17 June 2019 - 7:33 a.m.
By: Logistics Middle East Staff

The logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is setting store by environmentally friendly transport solutions. A gas-powered truck has been in operation in Memmingen since June 3, which runs daily between Memmingen and Augsburg (day-time transport) and between Memmingen and Nuremberg (night-time transport).

“Gebrüder Weiss is committed to sustainability – and of course to minimizing the amount of pollution emitted,” says Frank Herzog, branch manager in Memmingen. “Purchasing a gas-powered swap body vehicle represents a further step being taken towards using environmentally friendly transport solutions.”

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The aim is to save around 20 tons of CO2 each year by using the new vehicle alone. Nitrogen oxide emissions are 70 percent below the limit for Euro 6 diesel.

The range is between 1,200 and 1,500 kilometers, which corresponds roughly to the distance covered by a diesel-powered truck.

The current route, on which groupage freight is transported to Augsburg or Nuremberg, is ideally suited for the gas-powered swap body vehicle due to its range and limited refueling options.

At Gebrüder Weiss, two gas-powered trucks are currently in operation – in addition to the swap body vehicle in Memmingen, a semitrailer vehicle is on the road in the greater Vienna area.

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A third truck will soon be transporting goods from a major customer between Vienna and Kruševac (Serbia), and a fully electric truck has also been undergoing testing in the greater Vienna area since September 2018.

This primarily concerns electrification of urban distribution traffic, where zero-emission targets and low noise pollution play an important role.

The findings obtained here in the test phase are then incorporated into the vehicle’s subsequent development stages.

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