Obstacles to fleet optimization
In a recent survey coordinated in Spain by AECOC for the European Lean & Green initiative, it is revealed that currently the optimization of logistics processes is the main source of reduction of CO2 emissions for companies operating in Spain.
The majority of all the companies surveyed consider that the delay in the implementation of public initiatives to promote the adoption of sustainable alternatives, as well as the existing uncertainty regarding the use of alternative fuels in vehicle fleets, prevents the development of their strategies for reducing the carbon footprint in your supply chain.
To this must be added the lack of available technologies, such as charging points and trucks powered by alternative fuels, as the main obstacles to making changes to implement sustainable models for reducing emissions.
With respect to the process for the renewal of fleets, the survey shows that 70% of Spanish companies would increase their investment by less than 25% to obtain sustainable trucks, and only 7% would be willing to assume up to 50% of extra cost.
These data are very similar to those obtained in the companies of the Lean & Green project in Europe, in which 69% would increase their investment by less than 25% and 9% would assume up to 50% more cost.
But the great uncertainty around which fuel alternatives will be consolidated in the future as a real solution to mobility, is a huge obstacle for companies to undertake the renewal of their fleets.
Among the Spanish companies consulted, 24% consider that the future lies in vehicles powered by Gas Natural, 21% opt for electric vehicles and 7% think that hydrogen vehicles will end up prevailing.
On the other hand, among European companies, 47% of respondents think that hydrogen-powered vehicles will be the winners and only 17% believe that the electric vehicle will be.