BMW MINI Plant Oxford Using Imperial LNG Lorries
A new fleet of trucks powered by liquefied natural gas is helping to drive sustainable logistics at MINI Plant Oxford. 18 LNG lorries from
A new fleet of trucks powered by liquefied natural gas is helping to drive sustainable logistics at MINI Plant Oxford. 18 LNG lorries from Imperial have now hit the road, transporting parts and components from suppliers on 15 different routes across the UK to the home of the MINI brand. LNG lorries have lower fuel consumption, produce fewer harmful emissions and are quieter on the roads. The new fleet has already delivered a reduction of approximately 20% in CO2 and NOX emissions, compared to diesel alternatives. In future, a total CO2 reduction of up to 90% is expected by using bio-LNG.
Imperial has successfully trialled LNG lorries in both the UK and Germany over the past 12 months. The company has installed its own LNG facility close to MINI Plant Oxford, which means vehicles on routes with limited refuelling opportunities can leave Oxford with a full tank before continuing their onward journey.