Hermes UK adds new CNG hub tractors to fleet

Hermes UK is to add a further 70 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) HGV hub tractors to its fleet, taking the lower-CO2-emissions vehicles to 50% of its hub tractor fleet.

Each of the new IVECO S-WAY units emits 80% fewer CO2 emissions compared to a Euro-6 vehicle. This will amount to a reduction of emissions of 150 tonnes of CO2 per vehicle and a combined total of 24,000 tonnes annually across the entire fleet of hub tractors.

Hermes UK is also trialling the IVECO Eurocargo, a new 12 tonne vehicle that also runs on CNG. As well as dropping CO2 emissions by 80% this also has 35% less NOx emissions and 95% less particulate matter than a Euro 6 vehicle. With its electric powered delivery vans operating in London, Hermes will then have low-emissions vehicles in all parts of its fleet.

David Landy, Head of Fleet at Hermes UK, said: “Sustainability is a big focus for us at Hermes as we recognise our responsibility as one of the UK’s largest consumer delivery companies. 

We are committed to putting ESG at the heart of every aspect of our business, through innovative products and processes. As such we were an early adopter of CNG as an alternative fuel and are continuing to increase its presence in our fleet, significantly reducing our emissions.”

Commenting on the order, IVECO UK’s Heavy Business-line Director, Gareth Lumsdaine added, “An incredibly prominent national operator on our roads, Hermes already run one of the largest IVECO CNG truck fleets. We are therefore honoured that they will continue to grow this with us, taking the new IVECO S-WAY CNG and cementing not just our position as a market-leader in natural gas propulsion, but theirs as pioneers in commercial transport decarbonisation.”

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