A DAF 510 FX FT belonging to the EcorNaturaSì fleet, equipped with a 12902cc PACCAR MX13 375H1 engine and with a maximum power of 375kw, was recently approved for circulation on Italian roads in diesel dual fuel mode. This development has been made possible as a result of the decision taken by the Venetian company, which produces and distributes organic products throughout Italy, and by the decisive technological contribution made by Ecomotive Solutions.
Ecomotive Solutions, a Holdim Group company and international leader in specialist engine calibration, is the first company in Italy to obtain approval from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport for the conversion of heavy duty diesel vehicles (from 9676cc to 16128cc) to dual fuel vehicles, in line with the Euro 6 category. This type-approval was developed for dual fuel vehicles running on CNG, LNG and LPG.
The d-gid platform developed by Ecomotive Solutions for converting diesel to dual fuel is capable of fueling a diesel engine simultaneously with a mixture of gas (methane/biomethane stored in both CNG and LNG form, as well as Syngas, Hydromethane) and diesel. Application of the d-gid system does not change the nature of the diesel engine, maintaining the initial performance and efficiency; moreover, in the absence of availability of gas, the system automatically returns to operate on 100% diesel.
This Euro 6 approval obtained by Ecomotive Solutions for heavy vehicles before any other company (as was the case for the Euro 5 and Euro 6 emissions standards for cars and light commercial vehicles and Euro 5 for heavy vehicles) is designed to meet the growing interest of logistics fleets in efficient vehicles with reduced environmental impact, and continues the homologation process launched six years ago by the company.
Source: Ecomotive Solutions