DKV Expands Its Supply Network To Include LIQVIS LNG Filling Stations
- Low emissions and toll exemption make switching to LNG increasingly attractive for transport companies
- Partnership between Liqvis and DKV increases number of LNG stations available for DKV card users to over 60 in Europe
DKV Euro Service customers can now also fill up with liquefied natural gas (LNG) cash free at LIQVIS LNG filling stations. The company has already opened its first LNG station in Grünheide (Mark) near Berlin, and a second station in Lohfelden, in the district of Kassel, will be the first of a number of locations to follow at the beginning of 2020. LIQVIS is now getting ready to open further stations in various regions, including Bönen, Hamburg and Hanover. DKV is currently partnered with over 60 LNG stations across Europe.
"LNG is becoming increasingly important. In addition to the rising demand in Germany, we also receive requests from foreign transporters who use Germany as a transit country and who are interested in LNG because of the toll exemption for LNG trucks," says Sven Mehringer, Managing Director Fuel & Energy at DKV. "We are therefore delighted to have found a strong partner in LIQVIS to further expand our supply network.”
Silvano Calcagno, Managing Director of LIQVIS GmbH: “LIQVIS plans to gradually expand its network of LNG stations to meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly LNG fuel. Now that DKV cards are accepted at LIQVIS LNG stations, we are hoping that this will convince other transport companies to switch to LNG. LIQVIS also offers support for those switching to LNG, such as providing trainings on how to use our filling stations."
A key advantage of LNG is low emissions, primarily particulates, nitrogen oxides, CO2 and even noise. The particulate and NOx values remain well below the Euro VI standard. The "quiet" LNG engine technology lowers noise levels for deliveries outside normal traffic times. In addition, by switching to LNG, operators can refuel their vehicles with a large amount of natural gas, meaning that their fleets can travel long distances.
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DKV Euro Service
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About DKV Euro Service
For over 85 years, DKV Euro Service has been one of the leading mobility service providers for the logistics and transport industry. From cashless on-the-go refueling at over 80,000 acceptance points spanning multiple brands to toll payment and VAT refunds, DKV offers a comprehensive range of services for optimizing and controlling commercial fleets across Europe. DKV is part of the DKV MOBILITY SERVICES Group, with over 1000 employees. In 2018, the Group generated sales of EUR 8.6 billion across 42 countries. More than 3.7 million DKV CARDs and On-Board Units are currently being used by more than 200,000 customers. In 2018, the DKV CARD was named best brand in the category of tank and service cards for the 14th time.
LIQVIS, based in Essen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Uniper, Düsseldorf, and is developing a demand-oriented infrastructure for LNG in heavy trucks. Since 2017, LIQVIS has operated two LNG filling stations in Germany. The company is planning to continuously expand its network of filling stations in Germany and Europe over the next few years, focusing primarily on building partnerships with haulers.
Uniper is a leading international energy company with activities in more than 40 countries and around 11,000 employees globally. Its business is the secure provision of energy and related services. Its main activities include power generation in Europe and Russia as well as global energy trading. The company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany.
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