July 19, 2019. Savoyard transporter, Mégevand Frères, acquired two additional compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, which increased its gas fleet to 6 vehicles, and inaugurated a fuel supply station.
The units are the latest in the Iveco Stralis NP range and can transport 1,052 liters of CNG for a journey of more than 500 kilometers, according to the manufacturer.
“We will operate them in double shift five days out of seven for regional distribution in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and in the great South-East of France. Therefore, we will not only use our own service station within Transports Mégevand Frères in Sillingy, but also those installed in the regions of Lyon, Annecy, Arve Valley and southern France, said Frédéric Mégevand, commercial director and operator of the transport company.
The fleet now has 6 trucks out of a total of 18 units that run on gaseous fuel. “Current legislation and certain restrictions encourage us to adopt this type of vehicle,” explains Mégevand, “while the Arve Valley is subject to a plan for the protection of the atmosphere. These two additional trucks will allow us to reach between 35 and 40% of our total mileage in clean vehicles.”
The transport company has already won trophies such as the Objective CO2 trophy from the French Agency for the Environment (ADEME) in 2017 and the Equilibre project, which was dedicated to the evaluation of vehicle gas for the transport of goods by road.