Innovation and sustainability are two inseparable concepts. Iveco consolidates its leadership in the natural gas vehicle sector with a complete range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles and buses. The company has delivered more than 12,000 units in total, including 2,000 units in 2013 alone.
Iveco's stand at the 2014 Hanover Show will feature the New Daily, the third generation of light commercial vehicle recently launched by Iveco in CNG version, as well as the Stralis LNG Euro VI, one of Iveco's range of heavy vehicles.
The New Daily powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) has the same strong points as the diesel version in terms of torque, payload and driveability. The ladder frame chassis makes the New Daily not just the preferred vehicle for bodybuilders, providing them with robustness and the ability to support heavy loads, but much more: as a result of the way in which the cylinders are mounted on the Natural Power model, there is no reduction in load space or to the flexibility offered to bodybuilders.
Also on display on the stand is a vehicle in Iveco's heavy range: the Stralis Natural Power Euro VI fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) presented to the vast international audience gathered features a new tank that complies with the revision of UNECE Regulation R110, which allows European approval of LNG vehicles .This is an important new step for the sector, one that provides a strong expansion of the market for LNG-powered heavy vehicles for medium long-haul.
The Stralis LNG Euro VI has a range of more than 750 kilometres. The AT440S34T/P LNG tractor unit is equipped with four 70-litre CNG cylinders and an LNG cryogenic tank of 510 litres. Natural gas is stored in the liquid state at -130°C and at 10 bar pressure, which is converted into its gaseous state before being injected into the engine.
There are many advantages to using this type of vehicle, both from the point of view of environmental sustainability and profitability for customers. Indeed, in terms of emissions, natural gas engines are more environmentally friendly than their diesel Euro VI counterparts. Natural gas is a clean fuel in terms of its minimal particulate (-95% compared to diesel) and NOx (-35%) emissions. Furthermore, these vehicles make it possible to reduce vehicle emissions of CO2 from 10% up to 100% (Well-To-Wheel) if using bio-methane. Lastly, we have a quieter vehicle with an average decrease of 5 Decibel in comparison to its diesel counterpart, making it perfect for urban waste collection and night-time distribution.
From the standpoint of economic sustainability, the vehicle generates Total Cost of Ownership savings of up to 10%. Natural gas is also markedly less expensive than diesel, since it enables fuel costs to be reduced by up to 40%.