Bristol City Council introduces low-emission library van

Bristol City Council has introduced a 7-tonne IVECO Daily CNG van as a new library vehicle to distribute books between its 27 libraries across the city.

The van runs on 100 per cent renewable Bio-CNG (compressed natural gas), enabling a significant reduction of harmful emissions.

When run on natural gas such as bio-methane, CO2 emissions can be reduced by up to 95 per cent, greatly improving air quality versus an equivalent diesel model.

Utilising the IVECO Daily’s strong truck-based chassis, large crates containing thousands of books can be loaded, reducing the number of journeys required. Loading and unloading is made easier thanks to IVECO AIR-PRO intelligent pneumatic suspension that can adjust the load height. This height can then be stored by the vehicle for even more convenience on return trips. AIR-PRO also contributes to greater refinement, reducing vibrations by up to 25% and lowering roll angles through bends by up to 30%.

Bristol City Council is familiar with the Daily’s impressive payload capacity, but the decision to move to CNG power benefits the local environment while also presenting potential fuel cost savings over the estimated 7,000 miles a year that this vehicle will cover.

Mike Cutts, Business Line Director Full Range UK & ROI said “CNG vehicles are a great solution to dramatically reduce emissions, and a viable alternative available today. Bristol City Council’s new library van takes advantage of the Daily’s innate strength and this CNG’s decarbonisation benefits.”

 

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