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Gebruder Weiss invests in gas-powered truck 11 June 2019

Vehicle range is between 1,200 and 1,500 kilometres

The first gas-powered swap body vehicle in the region has been in service at Gebruder Weiss in Memmingen since the beginning of June, saving around 20 tons of CO2 emissions every year. The logistics company is setting store by environmentally friendly transport solutions. The truck runs daily between Memmingen and Augsburg (day-time transport) and between Memmingen and Nuremberg (night-time transport).

The aim is to save around 20 tons of CO2 each year by using the new vehicle alone. Nitrogen oxide emissions are 70.0% below the limit for Euro 6 diesel. The range is between 1,200 and 1,500 kilometres, which corresponds roughly to the distance covered by a diesel-powered truck. The current route, on which groupage freight is transported to Augsburg or Nuremberg, is ideally suited for the gas-powered swap body vehicle due to its range and limited refuelling options.

At Gebruder Weiss, two gas-powered trucks are currently in operation, in addition to the swap body vehicle in Memmingen, a semitrailer vehicle is on the road in the greater Vienna area. A third truck will soon be transporting goods from a major customer between Vienna and Krusevac (Serbia), and a fully electric truck has also been undergoing testing in the greater Vienna area since September 2018. This primarily concerns electrification of urban distribution traffic, where zero-emission targets and low noise pollution play an important role. The findings obtained here in the test phase are then incorporated into the vehicle’s subsequent development stages.