Gebrüder Weiss: First gas-powered trucks in Memmingen and Vienna
The international logistics company Gebrüder Weiss counts on environmentally friendly transport solutions. Since June 3, a gas-powered truck has been in operation in Memmingen. It runs daily between Memmingen and Augsburg (day traffic) and between Memmingen and Nuremberg (night traffic).
Around 20 tonnes of CO2 will be saved each year simply by using the new vehicle. Nitrogen oxide emissions are 70 per cent below the Euro 6 diesel limit. Their range is between 1,200 and 1,500 kilometers. This roughly corresponds to the distance traveled by a diesel-powered truck. The current route, on which groupage cargo is transported to Augsburg or Nuremberg, is thanks to its range and the few refueling options ideal for the gas-powered swap body vehicle.
“Gebrüder Weiss is committed to sustainability – and, of course, to minimising pollutant emissions,” says Frank Herzog, Branch Manager in Memmingen. With the new acquisition of a gas-driven swap body vehicle, a further step has been taken towards environmentally friendly transport solutions.
At Gebrüder Weiss, two gas-powered trucks are currently in use – in addition to the swap body truck in Memmingen, a tractor-trailer is in operation in the Greater Vienna area. A third truck will soon be transporting goods from a major customer between Vienna and Kruševac (Serbia).
In addition, since September 2018 a purely electric truck has been tested in Greater Vienna. It is primarily about the electrification of urban distribution traffic, where emission-free and low noise pollution play an important role. The findings of the test phase are then incorporated into the further development stages of the vehicle.