Ford has approved the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in its Transit range.
The manufacturer says the use of HVO will reduce greenhouse gas production by up to 90% when compared to regular diesel.
Additionally, vehicles that burn HVO emit less NOx and particulates than diesel powered examples because HVO contains no sulphur or oxygen. Additionally, HVO can be mixed freely with diesel should the vehicle run low on fuel, says Ford.
“Enabling the Transit to run on fuel made from waste, including used cooking oil, may sound far-fetched, but using HVO is a very real way in which Transit fleet operators will soon be able to help improve air quality,” adds Hans Schep, General Manager Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe.