IVECO has supplied three Daily Natural Power vans into Veolia, the UK’s largest waste management company. The vehicles, supplied by Dunstable-based IVECO dealer Northern Commercials, were selected for their ultra-clean natural gas-powered engines and will carry specialist equipment for removing graffiti, as part of a new contract with the London Borough of Camden.
All Daily Natural Power light commercials feature purpose-built spark ignition engines, which deliver performance comparable to a diesel in terms of power, torque and response. Running on CNG means they produce 12% fewer NOx emissions, 76% less particulate matter and up to 95% less CO2 emissions using biomethane. In addition, the vehicles are approximately 50% quieter than their diesel equivalents.
Powered by a 3.0-liter natural gas engine, the Daily Natural Power 35S14 delivers 136 hp and up to 350 Nm of torque between 1,500 and 2,730 rev/min. The engine requires no AdBlue, particulate filter or exhaust gas recirculation and needs no after-treatment system maintenance. Together with fuel costs around 20% lower than diesel, this helps to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and boost fleet efficiency.
The new vans will be in operation whenever demanded and will refuel from Veolia’s brand new CNG refueling station situated at its Alperton depot which was built to service all the NGVs in the Camden fleet. “Emissions reduction was a critical factor in Veolia’s decision making for this vehicle so the availability of a cost-effective CNG engine made the Daily our first choice when specifying the panel van,” said Andrew Hope, Fleet Development Manager at Veolia.
IVECO’s Daily Natural Power range also offers Veolia maximum flexibility, with the new vehicles potentially able to access underground parking areas without the limitations affecting some other alternative fuels.
Source: Iveco UK