In Spain, Madrid’s City Council has acquired 109 Stralis trucks from Iveco for its municipal waste collection fleet. The trucks, all powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), were produced exclusively at the Iveco plant in Madrid.
A ceremony to mark the delivery of the vehicles was attended by Ines Sabanés, Madrid city councilor and Deputy Government Department of Environment and Mobility; Jaime Revilla, president of Iveco Spain, and Gaetano De Astis, the Iveco brand director for Spain and Portugal.
Vehicles purchased by the City of Madrid are 90 Stralis model AD260S33YPS CNG and 19 model AD190S33 / P CNG. Waste management equipment work is by Ros Roca, manufacturer of equipment for the collection and transport of waste. The Stralis vehicles are powered by an engine Iveco Cursor 8 CNG 330 hp engine and automatic gearbox with integrated retarder. They each have eight CNG cylinders with a total capacity of 640 liters in the AD260S33YPS model and 600 liters in the AD190S33 / P.
Natural gas is much cleaner than petroleum fuel, with particulate emissions 95% lower than those of a comparable diesel vehicle, 35% less NOx and 10% less CO 2; the equivalent to 85 tons per year. In addition, the engine is between 50% and 75% quieter than a Euro VI diesel: a Stralis CNG reduces noise emissions between 3 and 6 decibels compared to another truck of the same power.
Additional benefits include fuel savings of 40% and total operating costs (TCO) of 10% less than those of a diesel with the same transport capacity.
Iveco reports that currently, in Spain there are 43 public CNG and 19 LNG refueling stations. There are nine other mixed stations CNG / LNG stations under construction.
Iveco has produced more than 15,000 natural gas vehicles and 29,000 engines of this type.