Replacing two dual-fuel Volvo trucks, the new vehicles will deliver to Gasrec sites around the U.K. – including Sittingbourne, Swindon, Tamworth and the company’s flagship refueling site next to the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT).
Gasrec projects that one-third of the U.K.’s 44-ton heavy truck market will have transitioned to natural gas within the next seven years, with approximately 39,000 gas-powered HGVs on U.K. roads.
“As a company, we believe it is crucial we practice what we preach, so to now be delivering all of our LNG using the latest technology gas-powered trucks is an important landmark,” says James Westcott, CCO at Gasrec.
The two new FMs – which have a range of around 450 miles when pulling a fully-loaded tri-axle gas tanker – are based at Reynolds’ site in Grays and will load daily at the Grain LNG terminal on the Isle of Grain. They are each powered by Volvo’s G13C LNG engine, which offer up to 460 hp and a peak torque of 2,300 Nm – on par with a regular diesel model with the same power rating, while reducing CO2 emissions by as much as 95% when fueled with biomethane.
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