The independent Millbrook Proving Ground test shows a reduction in NOx, C02e, C02 and Particulates.
Lucketts coaches wanted to find a cost effective way to reduce emissions and decarbonise coaches by using renewable fuels and without incurring additional capital expenditure.
Luckett’s Travel operates a number of National Express routes and chose to trial GREEND+ HVO in 2018. Two routes were chosen: Portsmouth to London and Portsmouth to Brighton. The routes routinely use 14 vehicles; these were split with seven of the vehicles running on GREEND+ HVO and seven on regular diesel so that a direct comparison could be drawn between the two.
GREEND+ performed without any issue during the real world trail.
The independent Millbrook Proving Ground test conducted as part of the trial showed a reduction in NOx of 12%, C02e of 83%, C02 of 6% and Particulates of 57%.
Scania approves the use of GREEND+/HVO on all its engines from Euro IV onwards with no modifications or maintenance changes.
Scania now hope that the results of the trial will lead to government and policy support to encourage HVO use within the coach sector.