IVECO organized a virtual event within the framework of “Sustainable Mobility Week”, a global initiative that seeks to encourage the reduction of the environmental impact generated by means of transport. In this context, the brand aimed to raise awareness about sustainability in freight transport and showcased its vision on the present and future of the activity, with a strong focus on the development of commercial vehicles powered by alternative fuels to diesel.
“At this stage of transition between diesel and electricity, the best solution is undoubtedly found in natural gas propulsion, a mature technology that already has a developed infrastructure and that offers great environmental benefits of reducing polluting emissions. For this reason, at IVECO we have incorporated a complete range of products to cover the needs of all carriers that are seeking to reduce their environmental impact, whatever their size and branch of activity,” said Marcio Querichelli, IVECO’s Head for South America. .
Within its range called “Natural Power”, which includes its CNG and LNG powered vehicles, IVECO currently offers four product lines and different versions of each. These are the Daily, Tector and Stralis lines, the latter in its CNG and LNG versions.
Natural gas is an alternative fuel to diesel with similar performance characteristics, but with great differences from the environmental point of view. On the other hand, it has important additional benefits such as significant savings in operating costs, around 50% in fuel costs, as well as a low noise level, which contributes to reducing noise pollution and is a highly valued feature for night operations.
“Natural gas as is the fuel that best responds to the five basic requirements that must be taken into account when considering an energy matrix for cargo transportation: the lowest environmental impact from well to wheel and final disposal; the availability of the natural resource; the maturity and reliability of the technology; the operational performance; and the accessibility in the cost of the vehicles,” commented Francisco Spasaro, Commercial Director of IVECO Argentina.
With large gas reserves such as those of Vaca Muerta, a supply network of more than 2,000 service stations and a complete range of latest generation products, CNG is currently a reality for the country and has all the conditions to develop rapidly. Moreover, LNG is a technology that, in addition to the benefits of natural gas, offers a great autonomy.
Source: IVECO Argentina