During a new edition of Expoagro in San Nicolás, province of Buenos Aires, IVECO launched the Natural Power (NP) range, the first natural gas vehicles in Argentina. The latest generation of the NP line-up features the highest technology and design, equivalent to its diesel counterpart, with a benefit of a 30% reduction in fuel costs compared to diesel.
After introducing to the local market the Daily Hi-Matic (the first utility vehicle with eight-speed automatic transmission) in 2017, this year advances with the incorporation into the market of the Daily Blue Power and the Stralis powered by CNG. IVECO also presented the advance of CNG Tector 160E21 that will begin manufacturing in Argentina in the last quarter of the year.
“The introduction of the NP range to the Argentine market is mainly due to a transition in the energy grid in the country’s commercial vehicles, but also to offer our carriers a more profitable solution in their operation. Moreover, it is a sign of interest of the brand to reduce the carbon footprint in the environment,” said Sebastián Rodríguez Macías, commercial director of IVECO Argentina. “With a reduction of 15% in NOx emissions and 76% in particles, compared with diesel, IVECO vehicles maintain the power and robustness that characterizes them.”
“The IVECO CNG fleet in Europe exceeds 30,000 vehicles, offering services in both urban and long distance transport, and we want to start the way for Argentina to move towards a more sustainable and environmentally friendly transport,” added the manager.
The vehicle, designed to operate with CNG technology, offers an engine with longer useful life, adding great elasticity of operation with accelerations without irregularities or detonations. The oil that lubricates the powertrain is less contaminated, which increases the intervals between oil changes. In addition, it does not form sediments by keeping the spark plugs clean, it does not wash the walls of the engine cylinders and allows a better and effective lubrication, which translates into a lower maintenance cost.
“After the milestone that marked the introduction of the Daily Hi-Matic, we are once again innovating in the NP range, now with the incorporation of CNG technology, and our vision is to continue on the path to offer, in the not too distant future, the complete line of our vehicles powered by clean energy,” commented Francisco Spasaro, Marketing Manager of IVECO Argentina.
Source: IVECO Argentina