IVECO and IVECO BUS have won public tenders to provide sustainable transport solutions to the city of Milan, Italy. 120 Urbanway Hybrid buses will be added to the city’s ATM public transport fleet, whilst 43 Eurocargo CNG will be delivered to Milan’s AMSA entity providing environmental services. These vehicles will provide lower emissions, reduce noise and deliver improved performance.
Milan’s AMSA (Azienda Milanese Servizi Ambientali) manages the integrated cycle for waste collection, street cleaning and other services essential to the environment, hygiene and decorum of the city. Milan joins other major European cities such as Paris, France; Madrid, Spain and Bologna, Italy, which have already adopted natural gas vehicles from IVECO, confirming the brand’s technologic leadership throughout continental Europe.
Running on compressed natural gas, 43 IVECO Eurocargo CNG medium-duty trucks will enter Milan’s service within the end of this summer. A tentative agreement for a further 14 CNG vehicles could also come to fruition in the coming 18 months. The 120EL21/P Eurocargo CNG model is compliant with the current Euro VI emissions. It is fitted with a 210 hp IVECO Tector 6 engine, engineered by FPT Industrial.
The advantages offered by natural gas technology are numerous. Natural gas propulsion is the most efficient technical solution available to solve pollution issues in urban areas, thus making it the only true alternative to petrol and diesel. From an emissions viewpoint, natural gas is a “clean” fuel, since it produces 35% less nitric oxide (NOx) emissions 95% less particulate compared to diesel.
“These two major supplies demonstrate IVECO’s suitability as a city’s partner of choice whether it be for public transport or urban services, when searching for solutions to combat challenges related to air quality and alternatives to diesel,” commented Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President.
Fuente: CHN Industrial