HAVI has teamed up with SUEZ and Scania in the Netherlands to make McDonald’s supply chain even more sustainable by launching a new generation of Scania hybrid trucks to provide recycling and waste services to the market.
This three-way partnership is the latest in a long line of initiatives that have won HAVI global recognition as a sustainability pioneer. We recently took our carbon-cutting drive to a new level by by joining the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). In line with the initiative’s aims, HAVI is now formally committed worldwide to reducing carbon emissions from its own vehicle fleet, subcontracted vehicles and buildings by 40% per metric ton of goods delivered by 2030 from the 2015 base-year. The ultimate aim: to help keep the rise in global temperature to well below 2°C.
Scania’s new Dutch hybrid truck significantly reduces fuel consumption on the road while cutting carbon emissions to zero by incorporating a hybrid powertrain that supports its standard engine with an electric motor. The vehicle is equipped with specialized equipment which – among many other functions – collects and processes used oils and fats while running on electricity when carrying out waste collection services at restaurants.
The immediate plan is to cut carbon emissions by also using electricity to power the hybrid truck over the final few kilometers between the local road and each McDonald’s restaurant. Ultimately, the aim is to eliminate all carbon emissions from the 11-13 McDonald’s restaurants along each waste collection route, significantly reducing the environmental impact of McDonald’s waste streams.
In 2017, HAVI and Scania committed to converting 70% of HAVI’s European delivery fleet from diesel to alternative fuels by 2021. In the Netherlands, they have already introduced liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) trucks to McDonald’s supply chain. Introducing the new Scania hybrid truck marks another step towards meeting their alternative fuels target.
Meanwhile, McDonald’s, HAVI and SUEZ have worked for many years to implement the most sustainable transport and waste processing solutions in the market, using their combined scale to test as well as deliver innovations. The Dutch authorities are set to introduce an inner city diesel ban by 2025. In response, the three partners are busy drawing up a step-by-step roadmap to consolidate their status as leaders in green logistics.
Introducing The P320 Scania Hybrid
The new Scania P320 truck is a hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) with a 320 HP, five-cylinder Euro 6 diesel engine that works in parallel with an electric motor which generates 177 HP (130 kW) and a torque of 1,050 Nm. The lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack is adjusted to 7.4 kWh to guarantee a long service life. The Euro 6 diesel engine also works seamlessly with HVO, a renewable fuel. As a result, these vehicles are potentially capable of reducing carbon emissions by up to 92% over their total lifespan.