Supermarket giant launches carbon fibre van fleet

British supermarket chain Asda has launched a new carbon fibre fleet of 25 home delivery vans.

The fleet will aim to drive down carbon emissions and reduce the number of miles driven each day.

The new Asda fleet, which has been manufactured by Coventry-based firm Penso, has been supplied on a 3.5-tonne medium wheelbase, front-wheel-drive, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis.

The new fleet claims a 10 per cent improvement in miles per gallon.

With an increased capacity inside, the vans can delivery to more customers, drastically reducing miles on the road and cutting carbon emissions.

Asda’s new vans have been insulated using 5,500 recycled plastic water bottles which has made them 300kg lighter than the standard model.

The vans will be rolled out on roads across Britain, focusing on areas where drivers have increased mileage to reach customers in remote areas such as parts of the east coast.