Fuels in Action roadshow a hit
From left to right: Justin Laney, Tony Winterbottom and James Westcott
LoCITY’s Fuels in Action roadshow took place at Kempton Park Racecourse last week.
The event was attended by hundreds of delegates from across the industry and saw the timber merchant Lawsons take delivery of a compressed natural gas IVECO truck.
It also featured presentations from representatives of some of the leading names in freight, while many of the latest alternatively fuelled vehicles were on display.
Speeches included talks from Tony Winterbottom, operational support general manager at Martin Brower – the logistics firm used by McDonald’s – who revealed his company’s target of reducing fossil fuel usage by 80 per cent by 2020 with the help of biodiesel.
James Westcott, business development director at Gasrec, also spoke about how different types of gas have different applications for vehicles doing different kinds of work.
John Lewis Partnership fleet manager Justin Laney described how its 4.25-tonne arrangement for alternatively fuelled vans offers a 50 per cent payload increase.
And Steve Hasley, distributed energy resources development manager at UK Power Networks, predicted that “we could end up with 8 gigawatts of electric vehicles on our network by 2030” in London, the east and the southeast of England.
These were just a few of the speakers at the Fuels in Action roadshow.
LoCITY is currently planning the next series of events for 2018/19, so keep an eye on the Roadshows page to stay updated.