AO to cut CO2 with CNG-powered tractors

Online electricals retailer AO has introduced 10 new CNG-powered tractor units from Fraikin into its operations.

The company has signed a five-year, full service contract hire agreement with Fraikin.

The new tractors are the first in AO’s 129-strong trunking fleet to operate on natural gas.

The vehicles operate on compressed biomethane and replace older, diesel-powered trucks.

The new vehicles will carry large appliances between the company’s depots in Crewe and North London, clocking up around 125,000 miles per year.

AO has increased its warehouse capacity by more than 80 per cent over the past two years, rapidly growing its distribution network to more than 25 depots across the UK.

“We’re thrilled to welcome the new CNG vehicles into our UK trunking fleet and continue our successful partnership with Fraikin,” said David Ashwell, managing director, AO Logistics. “At AO Logistics, we are always looking at ways to improve our operation in terms of both sustainability and fuel efficiency – trialling these new IVECO tractor units is a fantastic step towards reducing our impact on the environment.”

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