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Evri trials renewable diesel replacement across fleet

Consumer delivery company Evri (formerly Hermes UK) is trialling Green D+ HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil), a 100% renewable diesel replacement derived from waste and residue oils.

GreenD + HVO is a renewable diesel replacement made to EN15940 standard. It is the lowest emission diesel replacement fuel available.

The trial is designed with two key aims: to validate claims of over a 90% reduction in emissions, and to assess the need to use more volume than diesel due to its ‘lower calorific content’. Green D+ HVO diesel replacement can be used in standard diesel vehicles without any modifications, the fuels can be mixed so tanks don’t need to be cleaned if they need to switch back to diesel. The team at Evri will be using it for its local HGV fleet at Brooklands instead of traditional diesel and submitting their findings. 

David Landy, Head of Fleet at Evri, said: “At Evri we are currently using CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicles for our first mile, client collections and trunking. We have been investing in electric vehicles for the ParcelShop fleet (last mile). The middle mile has been the tricky one to get right; we have trialled the 12t CNG and continue to look at that as an option as well as considering electric vehicles. Green D+ HVO isn’t widely available, and there’s a limited supply, so it isn’t possible to run our entire fleet from this fuel. However, subject to this trial, we believe it will be a viable option to help support our sustainable delivery commitments.” 

“We are proud to welcome Evri to the GBF family of partners. All our clients have one thing in common: they are determined to deliver on their net-zero commitments and are making every proactive change they can. Supporting Evri with Green D+ diesel replacement will not only help to reduce their emissions during deliveries, but it will also improve local air quality in communities, so we can all breathe a little easier,” said Magnus Hammick, COO of GBF. 


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