McDonald’s logistics network in Spain will now include 14 alternative-fuel powered vehicles that will run on either liquefied natural gas or compressed natural gas.
HAVI Spain, the fast-food restaurant’s logistics provider, plans to add 12 vehicles that run on LNG fuel and two that run on CNG, according to the HAVI. Previously, HAVI Spain had two CNG trucks making the new total 16 alt-fuel gas trucks.
The trucks are designed to generate little air pollution and significantly reduce carbon emissions in cities, according to the company. The trucks are also equipped with low-noise engine and cooling equipment that is much quieter than conventional delivery vehicles. In Madrid, the vehicles will be fitted with special electrically-driven cooling equipment to cut carbon emissions and noise levels even further.
An initiative between HAVI and Scania, called the HAVI-Scania greener fuels roadmap, is aligned with a Spanish government plan that promotes the transition of road transport fleets to low-emission vehicles, said HAVI. HAVI joined forces with vehicle manufacturer Scania to roll out a five-year roadmap towards significantly reducing the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact of McDonald's supply chain.