The Iveco Daily CNG wins another Award 2009
After recently winning ‘Green Van of the Year’ title in London, Iveco’s natural gas powered Daily light commercial vehicle has been named ‘Ireland’s ‘Green Commercial of the Year 2009’ at the Fleet Transport Awards, held recently in Enfield a small village of the County Meath, north of Dublin.
In winning this prestigious award the Daily beat off tough competition from the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter NGT and the Volkswagen Caddy EcoFuel, for reducing its CO2 emissions by 62 per cent, when running on bio-methane, in comparison with an equivalent diesel model. Besides, the gas-powered Daily is a “very green proposition for fleets”- Jarlath Sweeney, Editor of Fleet Transport said, commenting on the Daily’s success in this new award.
Iveco’s gas-powered Daily offers fleet operators a serious and renewable alternative for urban applications. The complete range of gas-powered Daily’s extends to 28 different models available in the UK, plated between 3.5 and 6.5 tonnes, including three panel vans, five chassis cabs and five chassis crew-cabs, available in a variety of different wheelbase lengths. The chassis cabs can be fitted with various bodies.
All models are powered by the FPT 3 litre dedicated natural ga engine which is rated at 136 cv (100 kW) with 350 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 2,730 rev/min.
Since 1999, more than 4,000 gas powered Daily vans and chassis cabs have been sold across Western Europe, highlighting Iveco’s significant investment in developing alternatives and Iveco is now Europe’s leading researcher and maker of clean-fuel vehicles. That is why Iveco believes constantly researching and applying the most advanced technologies is the most important contribution it can make to a safer, more efficient and environmentally sustainable mobility.
Iveco designs, manufactures, and markets a broad range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, city and intercity buses and coaches as well as special vehicles for applications such as fire fighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection.
Iveco employs over 27,000 people and runs 27 production units in 16 Countries in the world using excellent technologies developed in 6 research centres. Besides Europe, the company operates in China, Russia, Australia and Latin America. More than 6,000 service outlets in over 100 Countries guarantee technical support wherever in the world an Iveco vehicle is at work.
Turin, 12 October 2009