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Tesco Ireland replaces 50 diesel lorries with biomethane HGVs

As part of its ongoing partnership with DHL Supply Chain, Tesco Ireland has taken delivery of 50 biomethane fueled lorries which will operate across its distribution network.

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The trucks will immediately replace 50 diesel units, cutting down tailpipe carbon emissions by up to 90%*. The biomethane fleet will be operated by DHL and used to transport produce to stores from Tesco’s distribution centres in Dublin.

The new biomethane lorries are being introduced as part of Tesco’s strategy to reduce its carbon footprint and enhance the environmental sustainability of its operations, while aligning with DHL’s own overarching strategy to reduce carbon emissions across its supply chains.

The renewable fuel for the vehicles will come from Irish and European anaerobic digestion plants, and the lorries will refuel at the newly opened BioCNG refuelling station operated by Flogas at nearby St Margaret’s in north Dublin.

Each truck has a range capacity of 700 kms on a full tank of Biomethane Gas which allows the Tesco business to reach any of its 177 stores and return without refuelling. Each tractor will complete an average of 15 to 20 truckloads of store deliveries across the country each week from Letterkenny to Kerry to Dublin.