The new hybrid train service is a technological innovation
Since late October 2019, VITTEL® natural mineral water has been transported by the first hybrid bi-mode locomotive in Europe. The new EURODUAL train transports VITTEL® natural mineral water between the plant located in the Vosges and the Arles logistics platform near Marseille, more than 600 km away.
80% reduction in CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions
There are 3 trains per week, about 150 trains a year, which transport VITTEL® natural mineral water. The use of EURODUAL makes it possible to switch to almost all electric power and thus to reduce by 80% the CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions on each journey.
The introduction of hybrid trains will save around 1,920 tonnes of CO2 per year compared to today.
Around 50% of VITTEL® natural mineral water will be transported by rail at the end of 2019 throughout France. A rate that is five times higher than the national average for rail freight transport.
The move to sustainable transportation for VITTEL® is the latest action to support Nestlé’s commitment to become carbon neutral across its supply chain by 2050.