Eiffage Énergie Systèmes' heavyweights go green in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Our branches are working hard to reduce their polluting emissions in line with low-carbon strategy, especially in the field of transport. Eiffage is leading the way with the groundbreaking transition of its HGV fleet. Four B100 biodiesel tanks are currently being installed on our sites in Roche-la-Molière (42), Riom (63), Savigny (69) and Mauriac (15).
You can invest in a 100% electric fleet reduce the carbon emissions of a fleet of light vehicles. Replacing an ageing fleet of heavy-duty vehicles is a much more costly, longer-term proposition, and our experts have opted for a low-impact solution that fully meets environmental requirements!
"To support the low-carbon transition of our HGV fleet, we decided to keep our diesel-powered trucks and give them a refit. After an oil and filter change, the engines are adapted at a lower cost. This rapid operation enables our trucks to reduce their polluting emissions by 60%," explained Cédric Clément, in charge of the Centre-Est region’s vehicle fleet.
Among the biofuels on the market, our specialists have chosen B100, a biodiesel derived from rapeseed, which is a conventional fuel in terms of cost, use, range and . It can be used in both new and retrofitted trucks.
"The aim in five- or ten-years’ time is to complete this transition by focusing on resolutely low-carbon technology. And why not invest in a fleet of electric trucks, if technical developments succeed in making this type of vehicle more affordable?", said Cédric Clément.
For the time being, four connected tanks will be installed by service provider Oleo100, who will also be responsible for . The installation of further tanks is currently being planned.