Iveco is marking its 20th anniversary of manufacturing natural gas-powered commercial vehicles with the official launch of its New Daily Natural Power range at the CV Show. The company will display of a New Daily 35S14G on its stand – the first of the latest generation New Daily range to be built with a gas-powered engine specifically for the UK market. It can operate on CNG or biomethane and features a 3.0 liter engine producing up to 136 hp, with a maximum torque of 350 Nm between 1,500 and 2,730 rev/min.
“Natural gas is still the most effective and immediately available technology for solving problems related to air quality in urban areas. It’s why we continue to invest in developing the technology and have homologated it for our latest generation New Daily,” said Martin Flach, Product Director at Iveco UK. “From an economic standpoint for customers, natural gas costs around 25% less than diesel, even at today’s pump prices, and in turn significantly reduces the total cost of ownership of gas-powered vehicles.”
New Daily Natural Power models are ideally suited to firms seeking to reduce their environmental impact, whilst benefiting from a proven alternative fuel technology. Now with Euro VI certification, New Daily Natural Power models are particularly well suited for urban operators which have to work within Low Emission Zones, whilst the reduction in operating noise of 5 dB(A) compared with its diesel equivalent gives fleets greater flexibility for night-time and early morning deliveries.
Operators can select from many New Daily Natural Power models, starting from 3.5 tons van and chassis cabs with single or twin rear-wheels up to the 7 tons van and 7.2 tons chassis cabs. The models are fitted with a small gasoline tank reserve, allowing an additional range of up to 50 miles in a de-rated engine mode, in the event of running out of natural gas. The vehicle range, whilst operating on gas, can vary between models, with extended range tanks available for longer wheelbase vehicles to allow a range of more than 200 miles.