Student Transporter in Almere Chooses Biomethane

| The Netherlands, Oss

van Driel taxi Orangegas refuel of Skoda OctaviaBrabant 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.

Volkswagen Transporter T6 natural gasIn 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.

(Source: OrangeGas)

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