The luxury carmaker, Bentley, has announced that it wants to be the most sustainable luxury carmaker as well as being the first luxury automotive manufacturer to use 100 percent renewable fuels. This is the company’s new plan after it installed hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) fuelling facilities at its site in Crewe.
Since Bentley concentrates on environmental issues, it has claimed that all its in-house logistics will now run on green and renewable fuels or electricity. Ten of Bentley’s HGV logistic trucks are now fueled by a 34,000 litre ‘Green D+’ HVO tank and pump. 250 trucks and tow motors are already consuming green electricity which is produced by company’s 30.000 on-site solar panels.
HVO fuel is a second-generation biofuel that is obtained from renewable sources which include waste fat, oils and vegetables. These fuels reduce CO2 emission of logistic vehicles by more than %86 as well as reducing nitrous oxide by %30. According to the company, its local vehicles are using around 10.000 liters of biofuels every month.
Peter Bosch, Member of the Board for Manufacturing says,
” Earlier this month we set out our Beyond100 strategy with a clear target to become end-to-end carbon neutral by 2030 – leading the way forward for the luxury sector – and challenging ourselves to become green pioneers in all aspects of our operations. We’re now designing and implementing a strategic roadmap that aims to deliver a positive impact through our ethos of avoiding, reducing and compensating emissions from our site and taking a circular economy approach. Switching our in-house logistics to 100 per cent renewable fuels – which are derived from waste products - is a great example of this approach in practice. Looking ahead, we expect the project to provide us with information and insights which we can apply to our wider inbound and outbound logistics to further reduce our impact on the environment.”