Mercedes-Benz Mexico delivered 15 Sprinter 316 NGT vans with bivalent natural gas drive to DHL Express Mexico in November 2012. The vehicle, which yields approximately 14. 5 kms per liter, is said by Mercedes-Benz to be the only gas-powered van available on the Mexican market, providing an alternative to intending green fleet operators.
Antonio Arranz, General Director of DHL Express, said “with this delivery DHL Express Mexico concludes the most important stage of terrestrial fleet renewal, and maintain our strong commitment to protecting the environment in Mexico and the world.”
The integration of these new units is in line with DHL Express’ commitment to the environment by reducing carbon emissions. This is based on three fundamental aspects: first reduction of over 20% in CO2, secondly, there is no emission of particulates, third quieter management that reduces noise emissions and therefore noise pollution.
The Natural Gas Technology (NGT) from Mercedes-Benz is a BlueEFFICIENCY technology with extremely low exhaust emissions and high cost savings – up to 30% on fuel costs compared to diesel operation. In the bivalent version the Sprinter NGT can switch at the touch of a button from natural gas to petrol and vice versa, delivering a combined operation range of up to 1070 kms (depending on model and equipment). Thanks to this “duality”, the drive is suitable for use both in metropolitan areas as well as for cross-country trips.
(This article primarily compiled using information from a Transporte informativo press release)