Arcese is introducing methane vehicles for distribution in central Paris

Arcese services are becoming increasingly environmentally friendly thanks to the introduction of compressed natural gas vehicles for distribution services in the French capital

The use of these new vehicles is in line with the Group's environmental policy, which aims to reduce emissions linked to carrying out its business.  With an engine equipped with 3.0 litre and 136 hp CNG technology, the new Daily Natural Power vehicles provide the same level of performance as the diesel equivalent but with a significant reduction in CO2 emissions of -12% NOx and -76% particulate matter.

With a maximum range of 90 km, the vehicles will primarily be used for deliveries in central Paris. Such a choice is in line with the restrictions imposed by the traffic-restricted environmental area, also known as the ZCR (Zones à Circulation Restreinte) introduced in 2015 and which has recently introduced further restrictions.

“Arcese's fleet is becoming more and more up-to-date as well as having a lower environmental impact, and today counts an increasing number of vehicles powered by alternative fuels,” explained Alessandro Vai - Country Manager of Arcese France - who continued: “For a logistics operator, it is fundamental to adopt new technologies that seek to reduce emissions, all whilst maintaining the highest quality and efficiency of the services offered. And we’re not just talking about CO2: the reduction of noise pollution is another really important aspect, just think that the new vehicles are 4 dB less noisy than the diesel version, making them ideal for deliveries in urban areas. In line with our strategy to reduce emissions linked to our company activities, we plan to add electric vehicles to our fleet dedicated to distribution in central Paris by early 2021".

An initiative that is part of an ever-expanding project to share environmentally sustainable initiatives with its customers and suppliers in order to raise awareness and promote best practices throughout the supply chain. The continuous updating of the fleet is complemented by a series of important initiatives ranging from the development of intermodal transport, through to the optimization of routes and loads transported by road, as well as specific initiatives such as the recent introduction of Red Boxes for distribution in the retail sector.