In line with its commitment to sustainable mobility, the Madrid City Council once again bets on the IVECO Stralis truck powered by natural gas with the acquisition of 36 new units for its urban waste collection fleet. This model is produced exclusively at the IVECO factory in Madrid, the only plant in Spain that produces heavy industrial vehicles.
The Stralis model features the Cursor 8 engine powered by CNG with a horsepower of 330 horses and automatic gearbox with integrated retarder. It has eight CNG tanks, with a total capacity of 640 liters. In addition, it is equipped with the latest security technology and has been manufactured according to customer needs.
The engine is between 50% and 75% less noisy than its Euro VI diesel version, which means that a natural gas Stralis reduces acoustic emissions between 3 and 6 decibels, making it perfect for driving in urban centers during late hours at night.
Currently, there are 73 public refueling stations for CNG and 46 for LNG in Spain, which makes it the European country with the most LNG facilities, with another 66 CNG and LNG sites under construction.
“This is a clear example of the commitment that the big cities have to contribute every day to their environmental quality. Our natural gas vehicles, after more than 20 years of experience in their development, responds to the environmental needs that capitals, such as Madrid, demand”, said Ruggero Mughini, General Director of IVECO for Spain and Portugal.
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