With a surface area of 1,500 m², the station is equipped with two terminals: one supplies liquefied natural gas (LNG) which is ideal for long distances and the other supplies compressed natural gas (CNG) which is preferred for medium and short trips. This infrastructure is capable of supplying NGV to the greatest number of users. It welcomes all types of vehicles, light and heavy, 24/7, with a payment card provided by a partner energy provider company ENGIE Solutions which helped develop the station.
The new Chelles station is part of a global environmental responsibility initiative led by La Poste Group and its subsidiary Viapost, specialised in transport and logistics, and aims to accelerate the energy transition in the mobility sector. By reducing CO2 emissions by 20% and fine particles by more than 95% (according to the Euro VI standard) compared to diesel, NGV is a lever of choice to fight against air pollution and global warming.
This station will enable an annual consumption of 2 000 tons of GNV. In the region of Ile-de-France, 16 La Poste trucks will run on NGV by the end of 2021.
La Poste also plans to install other stations at some key sites with a foreseen network of about 10 NGV stations in France.