Hermes UK’s new batch of 70 IVECO S-WAY Natural Gas vehicles are now on the road as the company announces its commitment to becoming net zero by 2035 for direct and indirect emissions.
It brings Hermes’ total CNG fleet to 160 – around 50% of the company’s core hub tractor fleet. Each of the new model IVECO S-WAY units being introduced reduces CO2 emissions by over 80% when compared to a Euro 6 diesel vehicle. This is a reduction of 150 tons of CO2 per vehicle and over 24,000 tons of CO2 across the 160 CNG vehicle fleet annually. Other benefits of the CNG vehicles include huge reductions in air pollution impact, such as 70% less NOX, 99% less particulate matter, 90% less NMHC and 88% less methane.
Hermes’ use of alternative fuels makes it the largest UK parcel company fleet to employ CNG vehicles, bettered only by retailer John Lewis and Partners.
The photos also show the new UK built Schmitz trailer, which is part of an order of 40, and the livery which has been done by GK signs.