Abdul Jabbar Gargash
Gargash introduces biodiesel bus
Dubai, February 20, 2012
Gargash Enterprises has introduced the first commercial vehicle in the UAE running on biodiesel to reduce carbon emissions.
It will serve as a shuttle bus service, transporting service customers from the Gargash Enterprises workshop in Al Qouz to various locations across Dubai.
Following the introduction of the Vito Shuttle Bus, Gargash Enterprises has plans to adapt its internal fleet of 11 commercial vehicles to biodiesel within the next few weeks, which primarily consist of staff transportation crew buses and recovery trucks.
Going Green is a collective effort and responsibility and with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed propelling the cause, Gargash Enterprises is very confident and pleased about being a part of this critical campaign, said Abdul Jabbar Gargash, executive director, Gargash Enterprises.
"We are working towards reducing carbon footprints and conserving natural resources while encouraging and inculcating the same values in our employees too. Gargash Enterprises is proud to be following our leader’s footsteps and will continue to pledge our support to this drive,” he said.
Biodiesel is a clean burning, sustainable alternative fuel produced from domestic renewable resources. The biodiesel Gargash Enterprises will be using is converted in Dubai from used cooking oil which would otherwise be a waste product. Diesel engines do not need to be adapted. The transition from fossil diesel to biodiesel is painless, a statement said.
A dedicated focus on reducing carbon leads to reducing operating costs and improvements in the efficiency of asset utilisation. These benefits can have a significant positive effect on the bottom line. In making this transition to biodiesel for its internal fleet, Gargash Enterprises will maintain its commercial viability while becoming increasingly environmentally viable, it said.
Gargash Enterprises is the authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah and the Northern Emirates since 1958. It has showrooms and service centres across Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Al Fujairah. - TradeArabia News Service