Brabant carrier Van Driel Group, based in Oss, Netherlands is making a difference with its decision late last year to use renewable natural gas (biomethane) -powered vehicles to transport students in Almere. It is both contributing to a cleaner urban environment and modeling environmental responsibility before the next generation of decision-makers.
Van Driel was awarded the Almere school transport project earlier in 2016. Although sustainability was weighted only 5% in the tender, Van Driel concluded its vehicles will operate using 100% green gas, utilising the OrangeGas dispenser under the canopy of Esso – Van Staveren in Almere.
Van Driel has acquired 10 new green gas taxis for its fleet, comprising Skoda Octavia and Mercedes Benz B-Class vehicles.
In 2015, Van Driel acquired 34 natural gas powered Volkswagen Transporter T6 for student transportation in the municipality of Nijmegen.
OrangeGas has to date invested more than € 13 million (USD 13.75 m) in green gas filling stations and has 65 refuelling locations in the Netherlands. The refuelling agreement with Van Driel has a term of four years and may then be extended by two years. It concerns both transport within the town and beyond.