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IVECO IS READY FOR SUSTAINABLE MOBILITY. ARE YOU?

In light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles sector, natural gas technology offers a decisive advantage over other alternative drives: It works. Thanks to intensive development work since 1996, IVECO offers mature gas-powered vehicles that have been proving their performance in terms of reliability, environmental commitment and return on investment for decades, both in municipal use, regional routes and in long-distance transport.

ALL OUR EXPERIENCE AT YOUR SERVICES

IVECO also provides a close-knit service network of IVECO natural gas specialists throughout Europe, who will not leave you alone on the road. Whether you need a panel van for municipal use, a medium-weight tipper for transporting construction materials or a heavy articulated truck for international long-distance transport, when deciding on an IVECO natural gas vehicle you benefit from sophisticated technology that works robustly and reliably thanks to our decades of experience.
Natural Gas and Bio-Methane

Sustainability

Good for you. Good for the environment: Natural gas and bio-methane

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​​​Our driving force behind the development of gas technology has always been the attractive environmental balance of Natural Gas and Biomethane: Up to 95% lower particle emissions and up to 95% lower CO2 emissions when using bio-methane are real arguments. 

This is why LPG, which is widely used in the passenger car sector, does not play a role in our gas vehicles: “Liquefied petroleum gas” is a waste product from oil production and refineries and leads to significantly higher CO2 emissions than our favoured fuels - natural gas and biogas.
Natural gas, also known as methane, is a fossil fuel such as gasoline and diesel, but burns much more environmentally friendly. The exhaust primarily emits steam - sulphur dioxides and soot particles are hardly emitted. The emissions of CO2, nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide are significantly lower than those of diesel vehicles. Natural gas is non-toxic and odourless and is not transported to filling stations by tanker trucks, but via underground pipelines - this relieves road traffic. In the meantime, bio-methane is increasingly being added to natural gas, which further improves the environmental balance.
Biogas, also bio-methane, corresponds in its chemical composition to natural gas, but is not of fossil origin. Biogas is obtained from plants and, during combustion, only the CO2 that the plants absorbed during their growth is returned to the atmosphere - this reduces the CO2 footprint by up to 95% compared to diesel vehicles. Fewer and fewer plants are being cultivated specifically for biogas production, because the gas can also be obtained from plant waste that has to be disposed of anyway.

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Technical specifications

The difference between CNG and LNG

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Natural gas and bio-methane are available at filling stations in two different forms, both of which have their advantages: CNG and LNG. To ensure that you find the optimum solution for every transport task with regard to supply and autonomy range, we offer you both CNG and LNG tank concepts for our vehicles - and on request even the combination of CNG and LNG tanks.

CNG stands for Compressed Natural Gas: Compressed methane is stored in gaseous form at approximately 200 bar and is therefore measured in kg. 1 kg CNG corresponds to about 1.3 litres of diesel.

LNG means Liquefied Natural Gas and refers to natural gas and biogas which is liquefied by strong compression or cooling to -161 to -164°C. As a result, it requires only one six-hundredth of the volume of gaseous methane in the tank, thus enabling autonomy ranges of up to 1,600 km. This is good, because the LNG filling station network is currently being developed throughout Europe. In Europe there are already more than 3,500 filling stations. And the trend is still rising. Modern IVECO telematics systems therefore take fuel supply and filling station network into account when planning the route and thus ensure that the supply of the right gas is always guaranteed.