Asda has taking delivery of 202 Volvo FH LNG tractor units as it looks to transition its core logistics fleet of 1,000 trucks from diesel to gas by 2024.
The fleet purchase follows an in-house trial at Asda which showed running on reduced CO2 emissions by more than 80%.
Volvo said it believed the fleet acquisition to be the single largest order ever placed in the UK for heavy
trucks running on renewable fuels.
Sean Clifton, Senior Manager – National Fleets at Asda, said: “At Asda we like to think big, start small and
scale fast – and that’s precisely what we’ve accomplished with this move to biomethane.
“We began with a pair of Volvo FH LNG trial vehicles at our Avonmouth depot in December 2018,
which quickly proved to be very capable. A further 49 joined between December 2019 and May 2020;
and now this latest order sees an additional 202 Volvos being deployed across five additional sites
in our network.”
The order comprises of 29 4x2s for operation with single-deck trailers, and 173 6x2s which will pull double-decks.