In 2019, 15% of Northumbrian Water’s (NWL) Greenhouse Gas emissions resulted from transport activities – the van fleet emits approximately 6.5ktCO2e, the tanker fleet approximately 2.5ktCO2e and transport in private vehicles or on public transport a further 1kTCO2e.
For this hack we’ll concentrate on vans and tankers - Covid19 travel restrictions have triggered a worldwide step change in non-operational travel (use of private vehicles and public transport).
NWL has committed to achieve carbon neutrality in 2027.
Initial analysis has proven that payload, range and charging issues mean that the current range of EVs cannot be substituted into the NWL fleet without significant operational impact and costly investments. What’s more, there are no commercially available electric HGVs - limiting the options for emissions reductions in the tanker fleet.
Our objective at the Hackathon is to investigate decarbonisation of the operational fleet, developing a roadmap for reaching our 2027 carbon neutrality aim.
We’ve asked the following questions, we’ve provided the data – now we need your help to answer them!
We’ve provided data and information about our fleet (mileage, fuel use, vehicle types etc) and activities (jobs, locations, transportation depots…). We’ll share the current thinking on low emission and zero emission vehicles, and how they could become the fleet of the future. We need your help to make it all work!