Speedy outlines powered access green fuel switch

SPEEDY has revealed it has become the first national hire provider to switch to fuelling powered access machinery with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) as standard.

The company’s eleven UK-based specialist powered access service centres will now fuel machinery with HVO instead of red diesel at no additional cost to customers.

Speedy added that it will supply HVO directly to customers’ sites, from 20 litre ‘fuel in a box’ packs to fully managed fuel services. The firm will use Green D+ enhanced HVO as its preferred fuel, which can be used in pre-existing engines, reducing emissions by up to 90% when compared to using red diesel.

The move follows a two-year trial to ensure the fuel is sustainably sourced, fully compatible with machinery, and independently verified to reduce carbon emissions.

Andy Briggs, MD at Speedy Powered Access, said, “Leading the market to drive positive change is central to our Energise strategy, which aims to minimise the environmental impact of Speedy and the wider industry by increasing access to sustainable solutions like HVO. Moving away from red diesel complements our multi-million-pound investment in electric and hybrid assets in the last year. No matter what machinery contractors require, we now have a low-carbon solution to meet their needs.”

The business expects to rollout HVO as standard for power generator, plant and commercial fleet customers in the near future.