VEHESTA The VEHicle Energy STAtion of the future
- Flexible for future vehicle energy needs, as driven by environmental change
- Proven design that delivers the requirements for a modern fuelling station
- The ability to integrate future alternative fuels and technology; cost effectively
- The alternative solution that maintains asset value through whole life cycle
- Allows the incorporation of a shop/kiosk within one of the pods
LWE BELIEVE THAT THE VEHESTA CAN BRIDGE THEGAP BETWEEN THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE, INA WAY WHICH MAINTAINS YOUR CUSTOMERS’ NEEDTO OBTAIN FUEL/ENERGY TO POWER THEIR VEHICLE,WHILST GOING ABOUT THEIR DAILY LIFE.
The format of a standard petrol filling station (PFS) has developed significantly over the years; however, in terms of liquid storage, the reliance of below ground tanks to hold the fuel has largely remained the same.
LWE have pioneered the alternative concept of Modular Filling Stations. However, with the road to 2030, LWE felt that this needed re-branding and developing. As a result, they are pleased to introduce the VEHESTA – VEHICLE ENERGY STATION.
The reasons for, as well as the principle causes of, climate change can be debated at great length. However, the net effect of the need for action to halt its progress is going to have a dramatic effect on the petroleum industry as we know it. The development of vehicles powered with alternative fuels is a direct result of the UK Government’s policy to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel powered vehicles by 2030.
We believe the VEHESTA provides the flexibility to aid the creation of energy stations, which cover the needs of the alternative fuels sector; as well as the development of new methods of vehicle propulsion. It is essential for the long-term future of our industry firstly, that we survive these changes, and then continue on to prosper, as the motor industry follows government policy by delivering new production models for the mass market.
Continuing to follow the existing model may result in fixed, inflexible installations; where the cost of change or decommissioning may not be in 30+ years, but in the region of 15 years or even less. Should this be the case, then the solution is a design that not only meets the need of today’s marketplace, but also has the flexibility to change, adapt and
incorporate the needs of vehicle propulsion and energy in the future. Having considered this, the VEHICLE ENERGY STATION may well change significantly, and there
will be a need to provide flexible, adaptable and cost-effective solutions. The VEHESTA is an above ground solution. Its location can be moved It remains an asset to the owner and has the flexibility to incorporate whatever
changes are needed for the energy station to
remain viable. LWE are developing new designs and configuration; which will initially cater for large bulk fuel storage. But as volumes gradually decline, this capacity may be adapted to encapsulate alternatives. The principle is a POD design, which can be adapted to cover the need to keep specific separation distances between hazardous zones. These designs also allow the inclusion of a kiosk/shop within the structure but, as always, maintaining the principle of covered multiple fuelling lanes; to ensure a pleasant