Global logistics provider, Kuehne + Nagel, is reducing CO2 emissions in the Netherlands by installing solar panel technology on top of trucks.
The photovoltaics reduce fuel consumption by up to 1.200 litres per year, per vehicle – reducing a truck’s overall fuel consumption by up to six per cent and lowering CO2 emission per truck by 3.8 tonnes on an annual basis.
When driving with the technology, there is also a decreased load on the engine, which lowers fuel consumption.
Additionally, the driver can measure how much solar electricity has been delivered to the vehicle by the solar panels and how much per activity is consumed.
Kuehne + Nagel National Manager Road Logistics Benelux, René van den Akker, said the environment is one of the company’s top priorities.
“As a leading logistics provider we are focused on developing solutions that decarbonise our industry and create sustainable supply chains,” he said.
“By applying technical innovations we can contribute to supporting healthier environments.”
The solar technology used by Kuehne + Nagel was developed by IM Efficiency, Netherlands-based solar innovation company for vehicles. Company CEO, Martijn Ildiz, said it is a pleasure to support Kuehne + Nagel’s commitments.
“At IM Efficiency, we are proud to support Kuehne+Nagel’s commitment to the Science Based Target initiative to reduce CO2 emissions,” he said.
“By providing a sustainable solution to reduce fuel consumption of trucks with SolarOnTop, we are supporting the transition to fully sustainable road transportation in the future.”