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Iveco supplies S-Ways European haulage company

Long-distance company Hegelmann Group has opted for a fleet of alternatively-fuelled trucks from Iveco

European long-distance haulage company Hegelmann Group has placed an order for 150 Iveco S-Way LNG (liquid natural gas) and 10 Iveco S-WAY CNG (compressed natural gas) tractor units.

These trucks will extend the group’s green fleet, which already operates 20 LNG-powered Iveco trucks, enabling the company to achieve significant reductions in carbon dioxide emissions over the last few years.

“The Hegelmann Group has experienced directly in their operations how the Iveco S-Way LNG trucks provide a viable solution for sustainable transport – so much so that, after their initial 20 units, they have now significantly extended their natural gas-powered fleet with this new order,” Iveco head of key accounts John Venstra says. 

“We are proud to support their efforts towards decarbonizing transport – a commitment that we at Iveco share and has led us to pioneer natural gas technology for over 25 years.”

The Iveco S-Way LNG/CNG vehicles on order are 4×2 standard tractor units featuring an ample Active Space cab with a high roof line.

They are powered by a 460hp (343kW) Cursor 13 natural gas engine that complies with the Euro VI Step E emission standards.

The LNG trucks come with two 540-litre LNG tanks, fitted on each side of the vehicle, providing a total capacity of at least 390kg of liquid bio-LNG, for a range of up to 1,600 kilometres, depending on the deployment scenario.

 Using biomethane, this not only allows the Hegelmann Group to significantly reduce its nitrogen dioxide and soot emissions, but also its carbon dioxide emissions by up to 95 per cent compared with a diesel truck – and can even achieve a negative carbon footprint when the biomethane is generated from animal waste, says Iveco.

In addition to the low consumption, the Hegelmann Group was impressed by the reduced noise of the natural gas engine on the Iveco S-Way LNG/CNG vehicles. Iveco says the natural gas engine is up to 50 per cent quieter than comparable diesel units, which makes it ideal for use in restricted-traffic zones and for night-time deliveries.

Another advantage is that these gas-powered Iveco vehicles can also operate in eco zones that can be exempt from night-time restrictions.


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