Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and MRW, a Spanish express transportation company, have reached an agreement to provide a comprehensive sustainable Joint Mobility solution based on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel. To that end, ten new CNG-powered vans have joined the MRW fleet.
Alberto Teichman, director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Spain, says the vans have been “conceived and designed for transportation professionals. All are characterized by facilitating the loading and unloading of the vehicle, as well as its driving comfort. They are extremely functional and safe vans. They also include latest generation engines designed for low fuel consumption.”
Within this Joint Mobility Plan four Volkswagen Caddy Maxi and six Volkswagen Caddy are already in operation in Barcelona and Madrid. All units have bi-fuel technology (Natural Gas and gasoline) that reduces emissions and increases efficiency.
“With these GNC Caddy, MRW will reduce NOx emissions by 80% and carbon dioxide emissions by 23%. These vehicles have an autonomy with CNG of up to 700 kilometers and the company will save up to 30% in fuel”, says Alberto Teichman.
“In the CNG Caddy we have found what we need: efficiency, profitability and sustainability. Compressed Natural Gas has a high energy value and burns more efficiently than the most common fuels such as diesel and gasoline. In addition, they offer the autonomy our professionals need in the distribution. In cities such as Madrid and Barcelona, where these new vehicles are incorporated, we carry out more than 400,000 pick-ups and deliveries per month with sustainable means”, says Javier Calero, General Manager of MRW.
Concerned about the impact of his company’s activity on the environment, Jordi González, director of Franchises for MRW, says reducing their carbon footprint is important. “We are betting on alternative energy vehicles, such as these Volkswagen Caddy CNG, with the aim of reducing emissions of NOx, PM10 and CO2 and the acoustic contamination”, he adds.