IVECO announced the homologation certification for the new Stralis CNG Cursor 13 and in its LNG configuration in Argentina. The novelty of the brand corresponds to the new heavy duty configurations of the Natural Power range, with CNG and LNG versions for the South American region. For these new products, developments and new approvals were made in Europe. The process complied with and passed the audit, in which the fundamental aspects for marketing in the country were considered.
The new Stralis Cursor 13 CNG -in its two configurations AS440S46T/P 4×2 tractor and AS460S46 T/P 6×2- enlarges the family of the “Natural Power” range with the most powerful alternative fuel engine in the Argentine market. With a new cab and ample space for greater comfort on long-distance missions, the vehicle is designed for the demanding working conditions of South America. It offers an FPT Industrial Cursor 13 engine, designed and developed to be propelled with natural gas, with a power of 460 HP and 2,000 Nm of torque, complying with Euro VI regulations and with a Piek noise emission certification of 71 Db. The truck has eight tanks of 115 liters of CNG each, offering a total of 920 liters of CNG, allowing an approximate range of 600 kilometers.
Regarding LNG option, IVECO approved its first Stralis versions in Argentina, being a commitment to the future in terms of alternative energies. Sharing the same technical features of CNG, the LNG-powered truck has two tanks of 540 liters each, offering a range of up to 1,600 kilometers depending on the mission of the carrier, making it the option of choice for long-distance journeys. This figure allowed IVECO the world record of kilometers of autonomy with trucks propelled by alternative fuel in a test developed in Europe.
“With vehicles 100% manufactured and developed to run on CNG and LNG as well as with bio-CNG and bio-LNG, we confirm once again our leadership in alternative and sustainable fuels at a global level. With a history already established in Argentina, where we were pioneers in CNG, we will continue working for the needs of our customers and caring for the environment. These vehicles are the ideal option for our medium and long distance carriers, offering the same performance as the equivalent diesel version, with great savings in the fuel costs,” said Francisco Spasaro, Commercial Director of IVECO in Argentina.
Likewise, the development of the homologation completed the requirements of ENARGAS (National Gas Regulatory Entity) in Argentina. “The new certification is endorsed with regard to Active and Passive Safety by the Undersecretary of Industry, under the Ministry of Productive Development, and in terms of polluting emissions by the Secretary of Environmental Control and Monitoring under the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development,” added Emanuel Bouson, responsible for Approvals and Technical Regulations at IVECO in Argentina.
Source: Iveco Argentina