October 29, 2019. In its ongoing commitment to the environment, Margolles Logistic incorporates five Scania compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks.
These five new units belong to the P series, have a 9-liter 340-hp engine that offers a maximum torque of 1,600 Nm and are powered by CNG. These are the first natural gas vehicles in the Margolles Logistic fleet, which has a fleet of 40 units, three of them Scania.
Luis Miguel Margolles, general director of Margolles Logistic SL, commenting on the reasons why he has chosen Scania, says: “I believe that Scania has the best gas vehicle on the market and, as we already have some Scania in our fleet, because we have decided on these vehicles.”
The demand for gas-powered vehicles is growing exponentially. One of the main advantages of natural gas as vehicular fuel is that it reduces CO2 emissions by up to 15%, being able to reach 90% in the case of biogas, and an extra reduction of emissions regulated by Euro: NO2 standards in a 100%, NOX up to 80%, PM (suspended particles) up to 95% and SO2 (Sulfur dioxide) 100%.
The increased concern about air quality has resulted in traffic restrictions in many European cities. Therefore, gas-powered vehicles represent a sustainable alternative for the distribution sector. In addition, the gas engine is quieter than diesel, which makes it suitable for sensitive urban environments.
“These vehicles will operate in the city of Barcelona. We have decided to bet on natural gas to seek the reduction of emissions from our transport operations and thus face the entry restrictions in the city, since next year a new access regulation will be applied,” says Luis Miguel Margolles.