VW to deploy LNG-fueled trucks in north Germany
Volkswagen Group, one of the world’s largest car manufacturers, will deploy over a 100 of LNG-fueled Scania trucks on the roads of North Germany as a step towards promoting LNG as fuel.
Volkswagen Group Logistics, Scania, the gas suppliers and 18 regional forwarders all gave their support to sustainable logistics initiative, the group said on Wednesday.
More than 100 Scania LNG trucks are to be made available to the group’s forwarders in the north of Germany. The ministry will provide forwarders with a support package for the purchase of trucks, while gas suppliers are to construct LNG refueling stations in the region.
Frank Bonaldo, the spokesperson for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, said that countries such as Spain, the Netherlands or France are in a significantly better position with regard to LNG supplies for road transport.
“Germany urgently needs to catch up in order to reach its greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2030: reductions of 55 percent across all consumption sectors and 40 percent in the traffic sector compared with 1990,” he said.
This commitment to the use of LNG trucks is part of the Green Logistics initiative of Volkswagen Group Logistics.
The company has already committed to using LNG-fueled vessels to transport its vehicles between Europe and North America from 2019 onwards.