IVECO presents its offer of natural gas powered vans, trucks and buses for missions ranging from urban deliveries to intercity and long-distance haulage and passenger transport at the Trans-European Network for Transport (TEN-T) Days, the conference promoted by the Directorate-General of Mobility and Transport of the European Commission in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
IVECO will offer test drives of its Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power, part of the Blue Power sustainable family crowned “International Van of the Year 2018”, and the only natural gas powered light commercial vehicle with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
IVECO will also showcase its Stralis NP 460 heavy truck, which was recently launched and elected Low Carbon Truck of the Year in UK.
IVECO will take part in the TEN-T Days 2018, which will be held in Ljubljana from 25 to 27 April. Now in its 9th edition, this is a high-level meeting on EU infrastructure policy that brings together European Ministers, Members of the European Parliament and key stakeholders to discuss further synergies between transport, energy and digital connectivity and how to contribute to smart, sustainable and safe mobility, relying on the trans-European transport network.
Among the topics for discussion at the event will be a session dedicated to enhancing the alternative fuels market through vision, targets and policy measures. IVECO – the only truck manufacturer taking part in the meeting – will display its complete range of natural gas vans and trucks, and will offer test drives of its Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power van.
Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President commented:
“While we develop electric vehicles such as our citybuses or the Daily for last mile logistics and hyper-centres, IVECO clearly sees in methane and bio-methane the broad alternative to diesel in a wide variety of transport applications that offer economic sustainability and potential for a drastic CO2 reduction from well to wheel.”
IVECO presents its full line of natural gas powered vehicles
IVECO saw very early on that natural gas is the most effective technology choice and the mature, affordable solution, to address the issue of air quality in urban areas and for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Natural gas stands today as the only fuel with prospects for widespread use in the short and medium term and with IVECO’s advanced Natural Power technology and its full line powered by this sustainable fuel – from light commercial vehicles to heavy-duty long-haul trucks and buses – this alternative traction is a reality today.
The Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power available for test driving at the TEN-T Days belongs to IVECO’s Daily Blue Power sustainable family, which has been crowned “International Van of the Year 2018”. It is the first LCV running with a compressed natural gas engine coupled with an 8-speed automatic gearbox in the industry. It makes a further improvement on what was already the best solution for urban transport by offering the perfect combination: the sustainability of IVECO’s Natural Power technology and the absolute driving pleasure of its class-exclusive Hi-Matic transmission. The outstanding comfort of the cab is further enhanced by the vehicle’s extremely quiet operation and its environmental performance is equally remarkable: in real driving conditions and in an urban context, CO2 emissions are 5% lower than those of the equivalent Diesel version, and with bio-methane they can be very close to zero. It also delivers excellent fuel economy thanks to lower pump price of CNG which can result in cost savings in excess of 35% compared to diesel.
The Eurocargo Natural Power features a six-cylinder CNG engine that delivers high torque of 750 Nm and power output of 210 Hp. Its features and transport capacity are identical to its diesel equivalent, and it has a maximum range of 400 km. Known as “the truck the city likes” and part of the Eurocargo range that was crowned “International Truck of the Year 2016”, the Eurocargo Natural Power is particularly at home in major cities for its low emissions and quiet operation (Piek certified, noise emissions less than 72 dB) which mean it is allowed to drive in restricted traffic zones and ideal for night-time work.
The Stralis NP 460, crowned Low Carbon Truck of the Year in the UK, is the first natural gas truck specifically designed for long-haul operations. It is the only full range of natural gas heavy trucks with the latest-generation automated transmission designed to serve all missions and combines sustainability, performance, productivity and autonomy to perform the most demanding long-distance missions. It can run on Compressed (CNG) or Liquefied Natural Gas(LNG) and with 460 hp, the Stralis NP 460 in single-fuel LNG version has an autonomy of up to 1,600 km. It delivers dramatic Particulate Matter and NOx reduction compared to Euro VI limits and, with bio-methane, also CO2 emissions are cut by 95%. It also slashes noise pollution, with its extremely quiet operation at less than 71 dB. It features IVECO’s best on-road fuel efficiency technologies, which achieve up to 9% lower Total Cost of Ownership than a diesel truck. The revolutionary Stralis NP 460 gives transport operators the competitive advantage of offering truly sustainable logistics.
The IVECO BUS Crossway Low Entry Natural Power 12-metre bus has been specifically designed to rise to the challenges of city and intercity passenger transportation while also meeting environmental targets.
This natural gas powered version has all the features that have ensured the Crossway line's success – its operational profitability and versatility – and offers in addition all the advantages of an alternative drive system. Crowned “Sustainable Bus of the Year 2018” in the intercity category, this vehicle was awarded for its many qualities, which include the patented smart design that integrates CNG tanks on the roof – which optimize the interior height and allow the vehicle to operate in any condition thanks to the lowest overall height on the market (3,210 mm) –, its autonomy of up to 600 km, and its particularly environmentally friendly and fuel efficient Cursor 9 NP engine.