February 20, 2021. The Breger group has set the goal of converting a third of its 400 vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG) by 2023. The Mayenne, France-based company already has 60 units of this type.
The group specialized in transport and logistics organization chose to embark on CNG technologies in 2017. “After a trial period on the flows of mass distribution players and the implementation of an economic model, today, we are accelerating and will continue to do so to focus on complementary and different activities, says CEO Vincent Lesage. “In line with our environmental commitment, the will is to move towards 100% bioCNG.”
While the vehicles initially traveled between 300 and 350 kilometers, the group can now count on a range of up to 550 kilometers. This deployment reflects the rapidly developing refueling network, he said, citing the commissioning of a filling station in Laval in late 2021.
In parallel with CNG, Breger intends, in the future, to also rely on hydrogen. “We are vigilant because our manufacturing partners are investing in the issue and we will test this energy as soon as possible,” says Lesage. “At the moment, the economic model has not been completed. One of our first questions refers to the distribution capacity and the offer that to date is almost non-existent. But we are prepared.”