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Aldi introduces latest green technology to delivery fleet

Aldi is trialling an all-electric refrigerated trailer as part of plans to cut its carbon emissions in its lorry fleet. The trailer converts kinetic energy into… View Article

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Aldi introduces latest green technology to delivery fleet

Aldi is trialling an all-electric refrigerated trailer as part of plans to cut its carbon emissions in its lorry fleet.

The trailer converts kinetic energy into electricity to power the on-board batteries as its wheels turn. The vehicle emits zero carbon emissions and particulate matters like smoke, dust or other substances that are damaging to the environment. It can also be plugged into the electric point at Aldi’s regional distribution centre in Cheshire.

Aldi is currently trialling more environmental fuels such as compressed natural gas and hydrotreated vegetable oil. From this year, all new trailers will be fitted with solar mats to help power them, as well as to track the solar energy and CO2 savings they create.

Liz Fox, corporate responsibility director at Aldi UK, said: “We want to do as much as possible to reduce our environmental impact. That’s why we have been carbon neutral since January 2019 and use energy from renewable sources.

“This latest step forms part of this commitment. We already have effective energy efficiency systems in place and are pleased to be taking this one step further by trialling the latest technology within our transport fleet.”

 

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