Energy / Climate Change

November 29, 2006


Sagawa's CNG Vehicles Exceed 3,000 units

Keywords: Energy Conservation Non-manufacturing industry Renewable Energy Transportation / Mobility 

Sagawa Express Co., a major delivery company announced that the total number of its compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles exceeded 3,000 units as of August 20, 2006. Sagawa is the first Japanese private company having more than 3,000 CNG vehicles in commercial operation.

The number of CNG vehicles used the company has been increasing since it started introducing them in 1997, reaching 1,000 units in January 2003 and exceeding 2,000 units in October 2004. As of the end of FY 2005, Sagawa's CNG vehicles accounted for approximately 22 percent of the total CNG freight fleet in Japan.

The introduction of CNG vehicles has reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 3.11 percent, equivalent of 11,387 tons, from FY 2002 levels. Aiming to reduce the total amount of CO2 emissions from business activities by six percent from FY 2002 levels by FY 2012, Sagawa intends to have a total of 7,000 CNG vehicles in operation by FY 2012.
- Sagawa Express Passes Target of 1,000 Natural Gas Vehicles (Related JFS article)

Posted: 2006/11/29 10:32:38 PM
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