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Amco upgrades fleet with environmentally-friendly solar mats

The Trailar system captures solar energy via 'ultra-thin' solar mats that are applied to the roof of the vehicle. These mats are connected to a smart charge controller which regulates the energy transferred from the vehicle’s alternator and the solar mats, to the battery.

Amco logistics has announced it has upgraded its fleet with the addition of flexible solar mats, supplied and fitted by Trailar in order to deliver a more environmentally friendly and cost-effective logistics solution for the group’s clients and customers.

The Trailar system captures solar energy via “ultra-thin” solar mats that are applied to the roof of the vehicle. These mats are connected to a smart charge controller which regulates the energy transferred from the vehicle’s alternator and the solar mats, to the battery.

Sensors on the vehicle then monitor all the electrical characteristics and calculate the fuel and CO2 savings whilst providing the additional benefits of “real-time telematics” on vehicle, solar performance and GPS.

This system enables the logistics group to see in a lifetime situation how much carbon is being saved through their fleet via a “telemetry dashboard”.

Mark Jones, operations director at Amco, said: “As part of our 2021 Logistics strategy, AMCO are focused on reducing our own Carbon Footprint as we acknowledge the damaging effects it has on people, animals, local vegetation and the environment.

“Improving our Environmental impact remains a key objective for us at AMCO. With new modern technologies and alternative solutions paving the way for future transport, it is important we adapt and invest in our operation’s sustainability.”

He added: “The introduction of Trailar Solar Mats is yet further proof of our commitment to reducing our CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. As a forward-thinking, responsible supplier it’s our duty to embrace technology and apply suitable innovations to help reduce our road pollution and emissions and continue to provide Customers with the very best in Logistics Services.”

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