market is determined to ensure that the transport industry continues to go
green by making choices that incorporate an eco-friendly outlook. A £440
million investment from the Government will be invested in green transports with
a large sum of £54m towards its local sustainability transport fund
(Fleetnews.co.uk). Alongside this, an Ecodriving scheme has become available,
building on the success of the Smarter Driving programme that results in a reduction
of 15% reduction of fuel consumption. Both examples alone depicts the drive
towards ensuring those on the road are considering ways to reduce carbon
emissions and increase environmental friendly schemes. Furthermore, the CO2
emissions limit is the number one factor considered according to research from
GE Capital Fleet services.
Over recent years, the attention towards making choices in the way you
drive, manufacture and handle vehicles has been widely recognised to implement
the reduction of CO2 emissions.
Commercial manufacturers continually strive to
ensure vehicles are made efficiently to reduce the impact on the impact on the environment
whilst reducing costs. This has led to the pursuit of lighter and therefore
more fuel efficient vehicles through the adoption of new, lightweight materials.
There has been a 15% uplift from 2012-2013 of light commercial vehicles with a
number of these constructed using lightweight composite panels. The industry is
working to deliver more fuel efficient and lower CO2 products. "This will help contribute
to improving the environmental profile of the vehicle fleet and their use will
help deliver savings in total CO2 emissions."
to be Omnia's philosophy to help support the transport industry in making
eco-friendly decisions by offering a smooth transition towards new material
solutions. We try to ensure that new and improved technologies that hold the
highest level of sustainable innovation are delivered to enhance operational
and environmental benefits.
Omnia (CS) Limited,
28 Gibbons Street
Nottingham NG7 2SB