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HGVs go on a diet

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21/02/11

HGVs go on a diet

A small revolution has just occurred in the world of heavy goods vehicles, which are usually not prone to change, with the arrival of a new concept, the C.U.B. or Clean Urban Box.

Designed, developed and manufactured by coachbuilder Girandon SAS, the C.U.B. is a vehicle body made of a thermoplastic material. It is lighter and totally recyclable, representing a payload gain of 45%. In other words, savings in consumption and therefore a smaller carbon footprint. “It’s considerable in terms of fuel savings for hauliers, says Elodie Azevedo, the project leader. “The body is at least as strong as one of laminated plywood and at the end of its life it can be dismantled and recycled. It is resistant to corrosion, watertight and washable. It’s a real technological breakthrough, the likes of which our sector has not known in decades.”

“Light as a feather, solid as a rock!” – with that as their slogan, we wager this green lorry will be a success!

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