XPO Logistics rolls out HVO and electric-powered vehicles in ‘industry first’

XPO has rolled out hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and electric-powered vehicles within its 4PL and transport control tower operations.

The end-to-end logistics provider described the move as an “industry first”.

XPO Logistics delivers end-to-end logistics solutions across Europe, including full-truckload, less-than-truckload, pallet distribution, last-mile delivery, global freight forwarding, and warehousing services.

HVO and electric-powered vehicle trials were initially implemented across test routes comprising nearly 3,000 miles in the UK and Ireland, with emissions reduced by over 4,000 kgCO2e.

The introduction of the new vehicles form part of the company's wider decarbonisation strategy, which includes increasing the use of alternative fuels.

“Sustainability is an important strategic pillar for all our customers, and together, we are exploring options to accelerate the supply chain's decarbonisation,” said Paul Hayes, XPO director of asset light solutions. “This unique deployment and implementation of alternative fuel technologies in our 4PL operation is a leap forward for our customers on their sustainability journey.”

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