Warranty conditional on natural gas supply
Iveco will announce an agreement with a gas supplier in the UK in the next two months ahead of the launch of its latest generation Daily CNG (compressed natural gas) van later this year, according to RoadTransport.com. The deal will mean that anyone purchasing a new Daily CNG will have to use Iveco’s preferred gas supplier, as the manufacturer considers the standard of gas in the UK is not “cleanÂ enough” for optimum running efficiency and will void warranties.
Martin Flach, Iveco UK product director, reportedly says: “The UK’s gas mains are outdated, being mostly Victorian in design. By dealing with a preferred supplier, we can guarantee the quality of gas and make sure customer vehicles operate as cleanly as possible.” Iveco will only honour vehicle warranties where operators have used the preferred gas supplier.
Flach also believes that the cost and lack of testing of hybrid and electric vehicles means that CNG is currently the most practical and efficient option for alternative fuel, and sees it being taken up by local authorities and larger fleets. He also points out that CNG engine technology will last for at least the duration of the vehicle’s life.