Barker and Stonehouse to trial hydrogen delivery vehicle

Barker and Stonehouse is to trial a prototype hydrogen delivery vehicle as it continues its efforts to reduce its carbon emissions beyond its own footprint.

The chain has been carbon neutral since 2021.

‘Further exploring the use of hydrogen-powered vehicles forms part of our commitment to environmental responsibility and aligns with our goal of minimising our impact on the planet. We are proud to be pioneers in exploring the possibilities of this exciting potential shift,’ says James Barker, Barker and Stonehouse md.

The prototype vehicle has been two years in the making, and is now based at Barker and Stonehouse’s Lincoln test centre. From July delivery drivers will use it for 12 months to assess whether its usage is effective whilst delivering environmental gains.

If found to be viable, the company’s ambition is be to roll these vehicles out on a national basis, gradually replacing its current delivery fleet.

Powered by hydrogen, the vehicle has zero emissions and is highly energy efficient.

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