Vehicle CO2 reduction
Reviewing technology to aid the reduction of CO2
Matthew Clark have started to analyse the reduction in vehicle emissions and corresponding fuel efficiency from the use of solar film matting on 18 tonne rigid vehicles using solar technology connected directly to the vehicle battery. This energy is then used on equipment such as tail lifts, camera systems as well as the ability to charge on board powered pallet trucks and other ancillary equipment.
Whilst the COVID pandemic has delayed a full evaluation, Matthew Clark have seen fuel savings of 3% on 18 tonne rigid vehicles with a corresponding reduction in emissions.