Can Trucks Really Be Eco-Friendly?

Have you seen the news recently stating the UN’s warning that we have twelve years to save the world from catastrophic changes in our climate. This is a daunting and frightening thought but it also gives us a purpose. We need to make sure we work together to make those fundamental changes in our environmental behaviours now, rather than delaying these changes and leaving them up to future generations.

Both small and large businesses need to step up and take action. They should already be recycling, planting trees, and also use eco-friendly trucks. And yes, trucks can really be eco-friendly.  Have a look at https://ontimeshred.co.uk/our-services/mobile-shredding/ and see what they are doing to ensure the environment is kept safe.

Trucks need to meet the latest Euro 6 emissions standard, and also replace all of existing trucks.

But what does Euro 6 emissions standard mean?

Simply put, trucks that adhere to Euro 6 emission standards produce a very tiny carbon footprint, and they are even safe enough to be left running at the workplace with no worries about health implications (yes you’ve read it correct). This standard came into action on 1st September 2016 with the ambition of making vehicles cleaner and much better for the environment. Compared with Euro 5 emission standards, the Euro 6 standards ensure that vehicles comply with a reduction in Nitrogen Oxide emissions by 80%, and a 66% reduction in soot particle emissions. As well as reducing Nitrogen Oxide, there is also a reduction in pollutants including Carbon Monoxide, Hydrocarbons, Sulphur Dioxide and Carbon Dioxide.

Trucks burn off their own toxins, and do not release any of the horrible odours you can smell with older models. The science behind this is that the trucks use a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) converter, and a non-toxic solution called AdBlue to turn pollutants, such as those stated above, into water and nitrogen particles. Essentially, they convert their own waste into something that is not harmful, which is for the environment is a breakthrough.

Next step is to look at hydrogen and battery power for trucks.

Watch this space.

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