How We Stay Green at Hi-Speed Servicesby
At Hi-Speed Services, we are committed to being green in any way that we can. From the vehicles that we use, to the way we drive, we will always take any opportunity to lower our carbon footprint and reduce our emissions. Due to our concerns with CO2 and doing our bit for the environment, we have invested in a number of eco-friendly vehicles with low fuel consumption and lower emissions, including motorcycles, cars and vans. Some of the vehicles that we commonly use are:
The Mini Cooper diesel – The Mini Cooper diesel helps us to make savings in fuel costs and emissions, with CO2 emissions of only 104kg/km. For small and light consignments, we can save on fuel and emissions by using a smaller vehicle, such as the Mini Cooper.
The Peugeot Bipper – We have also invested in the Peugeot Bipper, a small van that allows us to benefit from the newly introduced ‘green’ road tax rates. The 1.4 litre HDi 70 bhp engine provides a low fuel consumption of 4.5 litres per 100km and CO2 emissions of only 19g/km.
The Peugeot Boxer – This is a slightly larger van that is ideal for larger packages and consignments. Using the Peugeot Boxer has allowed us to reduce fuel consumption by almost 10% and has helped to lower our carbon footprint. The time between maintenance checks has also been increased by 30%, helping us to reduce our running costs. For a larger van, this model also has relatively low CO2 emissions of 246kg/km.
- As well as investing in and using low emissions vehicles wherever possible, we also take a number of other precautions to help reduce the level of emissions from our engines. For example, we use AdBlue fuel additive to help lower emissions from our diesel engines. Diesel engines can give off particularly harmful emissions, for example Nitrous Oxides (NOx) – AdBlue helps to reduce the effects.
Whilst making changes to the vehicles that we use for our courier services has played a big part in helping us to provide a green courier service, we also make use of a fleet management tool that helps us to promote safer and greener driving. We pride ourselves on always driving safely and economically to help further reduce emissions where possible.
If you would like to learn more about our efforts to provide a green courier service, please call our Midlands office on 0800 0565 559 or our Southern office on 0800 0199 033.