Guinness is Going Green | Season 1 – Episode 93
Wheels Feb 08, 2022
Guinness has announced their plans to introduce zero emission vehicles into their transport fleet from Summer 2022. As part of this dynamic plan, four zero emission vehicles will join the fleet delivering kegs of Guinness around Dublin city, with the intention to extend further if successful.
They are also trailing a zero emission vehicle to transport bulk beer in the Guinness tankers from St James’s Gate, where it’s brewed, to Dublin Port. The Guinness ambition is for 70% of their transport fleet to be zero emission by the end of 2025, and 100% by the end of the decade.
Since 1759 Guinness has been transported throughout Dublin, across Ireland and throughout the world beginning with horse and cart and now moving to zero emission vehicles.
• 1759 – accommodation for stabling 12 horses was part of the 1759 lease
• 1873 – Jetty built at Victoria Quay to allow barges to travel up and down the Liffey
• 1877 – St James’s Gate railway completed with a link to Heuston station • 1901 – first motor vehicles used in the brewery
• 1913 – first Guinness owned ship purchased to travel from Dublin Port to UK
• 1951 – bulk road tankers introduced
• 1953 – transportable tanks (14 barrel metal containers) were introduced
• 1970s – further liquid bulk tankers were added, known as ‘silver bullets’
• 1961 – horses and barges last used
• 1993 – Guinness owned ships last used
• 2021 – First zero emission vehicle used in the brewery
The van chosen by Guinness is the ‘Maxus e Deliver 3’ a re-titled version of the LDV EV30 city van. Formerly known as LDV, Chinese company SAIC rebranded as Maxus in August 2010 and their agents in Ireland are the Harris Group, Dublin.
The e Deliver 3 is available in two wheelbase lengths and comes in two body sizes, with one height option. Driver aids: three switchable energy recovery modes, go-slow mode when at 10% battery charge, Eco button maximum speed limiter 93.3 km/h.
‘Maxus e Deliver 3’: Length: SWB 4555mm & LWB 5145mm Width: 1665mm SWB & LWB Payload: (SWB) 865kg & (LWB) 905kg Battery sizes: 35kWh or 52.5kWh Charging speed: rapid charging of up to 50kW Range: 243.1 kms (SWB) & 226.9 kms (LWB) Motor power: 90kW 254 Nm of torque Speed: 120.7 km/h 0-120 km/h: 11 seconds
The Terberg YT203-EV Yard Tractor selected by Guinness was built by the family-owned Royal Terberg Group (1869) based in the Netherlands and their agents in Ireland are Terberg MPM, Hillsborough, Co Down.
The performance of the ZF CeTrax electric motor in the Terberg is comparable to that of a diesel engine, with battery capacity up to 222 kWh available. Driver Aids: regenerative braking to reduce the energy consumption, battery thermal management system, telematics to provide remote monitoring the vehicle status and performance.
‘Terberg YT203-EV:’ Driveline: 4 x 2 GCW: 65t-105t depending on axle ratio and operating conditions Battery pack combination options up to 222 kWh Charger connector complies with CCS2.0 automotive standard Batteries and vehicle comply with ECE-R100 rev. 2 Worldwide use, at high and low temperatures (-30°C up to +50°C)* Traction motor: ZF CeTrax
Information sources: 1. Eibhlin Colgan, Archivist, Guinness Archives 2. Diageo Ireland 3. SAIC-Maxus www.saicmaxus.ie 4. www.whatcar.com 5. www.harrisgroup.ie 6. www.royalterberggroup.com 7. www.mpmsales.com/
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