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Prism comes free of fossils

Prism comes free of fossils

Austrian Post is running the first six trucks in its fleet with renewable fuels that can be made from waste, fats, vegetable residues and vegetable oils.

Hydrogenated vegetable oils (HVO) can be used in diesel engines without any technical conversion and, according to the manufacturer, can save up to 90 percent in CO2 emissions over the product life cycle compared to fossil diesel. From July to September, three Swiss Post trucks will be used for HVO refueling in the metropolitan regions of Vienna and Graz, which are used in daily mail routes between logistics centers, delivery bases and post offices. Driving characteristics, fuel consumption and actual CO2 savings are determined through practical tests.

“Swiss Post’s goal is to use completely zero-emission trucks. Until the hydrogen and electric trucks are ready for practical use, we will test all delivery technologies that can really contribute to reducing emissions,” says Peter Omundom, Parcel & Logistics board member. Therefore, more future technologies should be brought to the local roads and tested as soon as possible. (CST)

Austrian Post AG

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