We’re working with Leeds City Council to build a CNG filling station in the city to prove the economic business case for this technology.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) cuts particulate matter – which is very harmful to health – by almost 100 per cent and nitrogen oxides by around 90 per cent. It also reduces carbon dioxide emissions by around a quarter.
Due to the absence of large scale CNG filling stations in the UK there is limited opportunity for depot based city vehicles to convert to CNG. Currently there is no proven economic business case to build a large scale city based CNG fuelling station to allow for significant conversions of large numbers of city based vehicles. The high level of upfront capital cost for both the station and associated high pressure connection presents a huge barrier to investment.
The City CNG project will help to reduce the council’s fleet emissions whilst also ensuring the infrastructure is in place to encourage other business to convert their fleets to convert to CNG, helping the council to achieve their 2020 commitment to improve air quality within Leeds.