IVECO takes Natural Gas Powered Vehicles to Intermat 2018

| Italy: Turin and France: Paris

IVECO_truck rangeIVECO is using Intermat 2018 in Paris later this month to showcase its range of natural gas powered vehicles for the Road Building, Urban Construction and Recycling sectors. The Italian vehicle manufacturer says their range answers French President Macron’s call for the conversion of the country’s heavy truck fleets to gas at the European Commission’s High-level Conference on Financing Sustainable Growth held in Brussels on March 22nd 2018: “It is also about committing resolutely to a transformation of the transport sector, through a widespread use of electric and hydrogen vehicles and the conversion of heavy freight to gas.”

On display at Intermat (International Exhibition for Construction and Infrastructure), from the 23rd to the 28th April at the Parc des Expositions in Paris-Nord Villepinte, Paris will be IVECO’s natural gas version of the Stralis X-WAY truck. The X-WAY was developed for construction logistics and urban service missions; it is well suited for the ongoing boom in construction being driven by the Grand Paris project and ideal for urban operations in Paris due to the city’s focus on curbing emissions.

IVECO describes the X-WAY as providing the perfect crossing for on-road applications requiring off-road mobility. It delivers high productivity with best-in-class payload and outstanding Total Cost of Ownership.

The right vehicle for every mission

The area dedicated to Recycling highlights how IVECO and CASE offer a complementary range of products that make a perfect combination to achieve a circular economy based on the generation of bio-methane, a renewable natural gas (RNG), from waste. On display in this area is a Stralis X-WAY Hook Lifter, ideal for the recycling industry with its outstanding manoeuvrability, compact overall dimensions, ground clearance, traction and big payload.

For the Urban sector, IVECO is presenting its sustainable Light Commercial Vehicles and trucks featuring its advanced alternative traction technologies, the natural gas powered Daily Blue Power – International Van of the Year 2018 – and the Stralis X-WAY NP (Natural Power). The brand is at the forefront of the industry with its pioneering sustainable solutions, which are increasingly in demand because of the fight against Climate Change and the issue of clean air in urban areas.

Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President, said: “IVECO’s commitment to supporting the energy transition has driven us to pioneer sustainable technologies, resulting in a full offering of alternative traction vehicles. At a time when municipalities are putting in place traffic restrictions and stringent emissions regulations to address the issue of air quality for their citizens, our natural gas powered vehicles give construction businesses a competitive advantage, especially when bidding for work in city centres.”

The Stralis X-WAY NP on display in the urban area, combined with a CIFA electric mixer, is the first electric concrete mixer on a Bio-CNG truck. This vehicle not only delivers the advantages of extremely quiet operation and PM and CO2 emissions close to zero, but it also offers excellent operational features with a concrete load capacity of 8m3 – a capacity in line with the best diesel chassis.

The Stralis X-WAY operates in a sector where payload is key, and in this respect it raises the stakes with the biggest payload in the segment. Its Super Loader version on an 8×4 chassis developed for concrete mixer applications weights in at less than 8,845 kg, taking the customers’ payload to new heights: it can carry 355 kg more load than the best vehicle certified by independent certification body UTAC.

The new Daily Blue Power, which has been crowned “International Van of the Year 2018”, can access jobsites located in city centres round the clock, freeing construction businesses from the constraints of environmental regulations with its winning combination of technology, low emissions and environmental impact, high performance and efficiency.

This new product family is IVECO’s Sustainability champion, delivering urban access with no limitation and giving customers the choice of three technologies: the Compressed Natural Gas powered Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power; the zero-emission Daily Electric and the Daily Euro 6 RDE 2020 Ready, the most advanced diesel technology in the industry.

On display at the Intermat show, the Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power in the unique version of 7.2 ton Gross Vehicles Weight which allows a payload of up to 4,9 tons and a body length up to 6.4 meters with its 5,100 mm wheelbase. Its advanced sustainable technologies are combined with the historical strengths of the multi-award winning Daily family, which has built a solid reputation for its robustness, versatility, performance and durability.

For the Road Building sector, IVECO is showing a natural gas powered Stralis X-WAY NP model, which offers a further environmental advantage combined with the payload and performance benefits of the range – a benefit for construction logistics operations in urban centres with restrictions on diesel vehicles and job sites operating 24/7 with noise constraints.

IVECO will also offer dynamic tests of several vehicles of the Stralis X-WAY range on the CASE Construction Equipment site in Monthyon, including a vehicle equipped with the new Hi-Traction system as well as vehicles in tipper, mixer and crane configurations.

Source: CNH Industrial

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