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MKM Glasgow revs up eco-friendly hybrid vehicle


Builders merchant MKM has taken on a hybrid vehicle into the fleet at its Glasgow branch.

The new vehicle – a Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid – is the first for MKM. 

The pioneer vehicle has the world’s first fully automated dual clutch transmission for trucks, automatically selecting the right gear for the lowest fuel consumption. With an onboard hybrid system which reduces fuel consumption by up to 23%, its braking system also generates energy, making it 12.8km per litre more efficient than a full diesel model.

The entire Glasgow branch is powered by renewable energy through the use of solar panels for electricity and a biomass boiler for heating the showroom and offices; this is in addition to heat recovery in the ventilation system.

Lee Smith, Branch Director at MKM Glasgow, said: “With our branch already powered by renewable energy, this was the next evolutionary step. By analysing at how our products were being delivered, we took the decision to look at an Eco Hybrid vehicle. This fantastic addition is another part of our effort to be the greenest builders’ merchant in the country.”

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Fiona Russell-Horne
Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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