Sunday, April 8, 2007

TNT Starts Biodiesel Trial in India; Part of Global Initiative

TNT, one of the world’s leading express companies, has launched a pilot project in India to use biodiesel in its delivery vehicles.

Three trucks will participate in the year-long project between Pune, Nasik and Bangalore, covering a total distance of 45,000 kilometers (28,000 miles) per month.

...TNT’s biodiesel pilot project in India is part of the company’s global “Driving Clean” initiative to improve its environmental performance.

...For smaller vehicles, for which the Euro-5 standard has not yet been established, TNT is purchasing Euro-4 compliant vehicles with built-in particulate filters.

...Working with the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), TNT is developing a tool and strategy that will allow fleet managers to generate action plans for improving the environmental performance of their fleets.

The company began a pilot in Turkey in November 2006 in which two hybrid vehicles are being tested for six months on purchasing costs, fuel costs and emission rates.

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