IVECO has won a public tender to provide a sustainable transport solution to the city of Milan, Italy. 43 Eurocargo CNG medium-duty trucks running on compressed natural gas will be delivered to Milan’s AMSA (Milanese Environmental Services). These vehicles will provide lower emissions, reduce noise and deliver improved performance.
AMSA manages the integrated cycle for waste collection, street cleaning and other services essential to the environment, hygiene and decorum of the city.
Milan joins other major European cities such as Paris, France; Madrid, Spain and Bologna, Italy, which have already adopted natural gas vehicles from IVECO, confirming the brands’ technology leadership throughout continental Europe.
The Eurocargo CNG trucks will enter Milan’s service before the end of this summer. A tentative agreement for a further 14 CNG vehicles could also come to fruition in the coming 18 months.
The 120EL21/P Eurocargo CNG model is compliant with the current Euro VI emissions. It is fitted with a 210 hp IVECO Tector 6 engine, engineered by FPT Industrial. The Eurocargo CNG was awarded “Sustainable Truck of the Year 2017” in the Distribution category.
The advantages offered by natural gas technology are numerous. Natural gas propulsion is the most efficient technical solution available to solve pollution issues in urban areas, thus making it the only true alternative to petrol and diesel. From an emissions viewpoint, natural gas is a “clean” fuel, since it produces 35% less nitric oxide (NOx) emissions 95% less particulate compared to diesel.
Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President. commented that the successful tender demonstrate IVECO’s suitability as a city’s partner of choice when searching for solutions to combat challenges related to air quality and alternatives to diesel.
(Source: CNH Industrial)