Iveco is participating at the 12th International Exhibition “Comtrans 2013” in Moscow, this year placing special emphasis on natural gas powered vehicles. The CNG vehicles positioned at the center of the stand are a minibus version of the Daily 50C14G CNG equipped with a body produced by “ST Nizhegorodetz”, a local bodybuilder specialized in converting vans into minibuses and a medium range Eurocargo ML120E20 CNG truck supplied to Nestlé Waters that features the brand’s livery.
The industry fair dedicated to commercial and industrial vehicles takes place every two years, alternating with the Hanover Motor Show. It is being held at the Crocus Expo in Moscow from 9 to 14 September 2013 with an expected presence of over 300 exhibitors.
The theme of sustainable mobility is also at the heart of a major collaboration agreement signed earlier this year between Iveco Russia LLC and Gazprom PLC, the biggest extractor and supplier of natural gas in the Russian Federation. The agreement foresees the two parties’ joint promotion of the use of natural gas powered vehicles.
Iveco and Gazprom will conduct programs dedicated to the testing and development of CNG vehicles, the organization of campaigns to promote this traction as the best alternative for commercial vehicles, and the development of a complete network of CNG stations across Russia.
Alfredo d’Errico, Head of Iveco Russia LLC, commented: “This has been an exceptional year for us; we have achieved great progress in promoting CNG vehicles in Russia and our collaboration with Gazprom PLC, one of the largest state companies, will accelerate our efforts even further in this direction.”