- Alternative fuel version of ‘the truck the city likes’ ideally suited for urban missions
- Extends IVECO’s Natural Power range to include right-hand drive models of Daily, Eurocargo and Stralis
Basildon, October 13, 2017
IVECO’s latest generation Eurocargo Natural Power is now available to order in right-hand drive, giving UK and Irish fleets access to a medium truck running on compressed natural gas (CNG) – ideally suited for low emission transport applications and environmentally-minded urban operators.
Building on IVECO’s leadership in natural gas, the Eurocargo Natural Power is available as a 12-tonne and 16-tonne 4x2 rigid, with a choice of multiple wheelbases from 3,105 mm to 5,670 mm.
Both models are powered by a six-litre IVECO Tector engine capable of delivering 204 hp and 750 Nm of torque, with a maximum range of up to 400 km. Compared with diesel, CNG emits 35 per cent fewer NOx emissions and 95 per cent less particulate matter – making it the most environmentally-friendly fuel available on the commercial market.
Described as ‘the truck the city likes’, the Eurocargo Natural Power is compliant with Euro VI step C emission requirements and can access restricted traffic zones in city centres. It is perfect for night-time operations as the engine is up to 50 per cent quieter than diesel, making it virtually silent. CNG tanks are mounted along the sides of the chassis, to avoid any reduction in load space and to ensure maximum bodybuilder flexibility is maintained.
Martin Flach, IVECO’s Alternative Fuels Director, says: “The case for Natural Power vehicles is now well established and we are seeing increasing numbers of operators considering natural gas as a viable alternative to diesel. Indeed, it’s the natural solution for the environment.”
Commenting on the breadth of IVECO’s Natural Power range, he adds: “We can now deliver Daily, Eurocargo and Stralis Natural Power models in right-hand drive, giving UK and Irish fleets the opportunity to significantly improve the sustainability of their operations. We are proud to have the widest range of gas-powered commercial vehicles on the market, and it reinforces our position as being a true partner for sustainable transport.”
The Eurocargo Natural Power was named Sustainable Truck of the Year 2017 in the Distribution category at the Transpotec trade show in Verona, Italy – winning praise from judges who say it “allows operators in the distribution sector to wave diesel vehicles goodbye with no regrets”.
In addition to standard 12-tonne and 16-tonne models, Eurocargo Natural Power can also be specified with IVECO’s specialist ‘EL’ low-height chassis, which is specifically designed for multi-drop urban distribution. Built on the regular Eurocargo production line, the 120EL21/P sits 75mm lower than the standard model to significantly ease access to the cab and body.
IVECO has more than 20 years’ experience in the commercial vehicle Natural Power market, with 22,000 gas-powered buses, trucks and vans sold.
IVECO is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). IVECO designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.
The brand’s wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3 – 7 tonne vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 19 tonnes, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tonnes. In addition, the IVECO Astra brand builds off-road trucks, rigid and articulated dumpers as well as special vehicles.
IVECO employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an IVECO vehicle is at work.
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