In today’s world, everyone is on a journey to zero emission. This endeavor is on everyone's agenda, but this journey is not as easy as it may seem. And although the mindset is there, there are hurdles, bumps and detours that may make your journey less comfortable than you anticipated. However, broadening one’s perspective can help find the right path again to meet your company emission goals.
Over the years, there has been a clear focus on how to deploy electricity on a vehicle to make it move forward. And the trend is to see how the fleet of passenger cars can be electrified to meet your goals and reach that safe haven.
Never the less, other options are emerging at that cross road: besides renewable electricity like wind, solar or hydroelectric power (including tidal energy), there are other alternatives, and one of the most interesting options is renewable fuels coming from waste such as vegetable oils. An excellent example of circular usage of waste materials.
Those involved in the transition from traditional combustion to a fully electric fleet have encountered challenges along the way: the electric powered vehicles are more expensive, range is smaller and charging can be a challenge. And other - more hidden - issues such as loading capacity for LCVs or ensuring the use of green electricity for charging, often cause discussions whether the right roadmap to your destination has been chosen. But sometimes, the alternatives are worth while investing: clean and renewable fuels are serious options and contribute to a carbon neutral fleet.
Clean and renewable fuels are becoming increasingly more in scope within the energy industry. This is not without reason as the benefits are there. Renewable and clean fuels can be produced carbon neutral and when used as fuel for a traditional combustion engine, it will make the emission of the vehicle close to zero. So, besides reducing the footprint, it will create side effects like reductions on investments in fleet (TCO). And since the range or charging time of an electric vehicle is no longer a topic, utilization of the vehicle improves too. All in all, you might be looking at a cost effective and a quick-win solution at hand.
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