SOLIDEO, a subsidiary of French domestic road transporter Mory Transport, has signed a contract with GDF SUEZ Energy Services subsidiary GNVERT for natural gas refueling of 7 newly acquired compressed natural gas (CNG) IVECO Daily vans.” Our approach is sustainable development: meet current needs while preserving the environment without compromising the balance of social and economic health of future generations,” said Eric Jacquemetton, CEO of SOLIDEO.
Jacquemetton added that the advantage of the natural gas fuel over electrical is obvious: “a clearly superior autonomy and significantly shorter refuelling time”. CNG achieves up to 20% economy compared to conventional fuels. In addition, there are incentives and tax benefits for users of vehicles, including ADEME assistance and TVS exemption.
Karine Vernier, president of GNVERT, concurs. “Natural gas fuel is perfectly suited for the transport of goods in an urban area,” he explained, noting that natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are able to satisfy ecological requirements including France’s recently introduced ‘Priority Action Areas for the Air’ (ZAPA) principle. Trialling ZAPA from the summer of 2012 the city centres of Paris, Saint-Denis, Clermont-Ferrand, Nice, Grenoble, Lyon, Aix en Provence and Bordeaux will no longer be open to heavily polluting vehicles.
This article primarily compiled using information from a GNVERT press release.