A unit of Germany’s carmaker Audi has introduced two LNG-powered trucks at its logistics site in Neckarsulm as part of a move to slash emissions.
Audi Logistics said the two trucks will supply the site with parts for the Audi A6 and A7 models.
Furthermore, the firm plans to add one more LNG-powered vehicle by the end of this year.
With the new move, Audi is replacing two diesel-powered trucks. The firm expects this will result in reducing up to 20 percent of CO2 and around 85 percent of nitrogen oxides.
The LNG-powered trucks are not a first for Audi as the firm already uses these at its site in Brussels.
“In the coming years, a fully bio-sourced version is to be available, which will allow 90 percent of CO2 to be saved per transport as compared to diesel engines,” Audi said.
Audi is part of German giant Volkswagen that has already applied LNG as fuel in its daily operations.
Earlier this year, Volkswagen commissioned the first of two Siem-chartered LNG-powered car carriers to transport vehicles on the trans-Atlantic route.
With these vessels, Volkswagen took the title as the first automaker to use LNG-powered ships in long-distance overseas distribution of cars and light vehicles.