Iveco says Australia should embrace natural gas

Iveco flying the flag for natural gas use in Australian heavy vehicles

Iveco says Australia should embrace natural gas

Iveco tell us they can see a shift in the market towards natural gas-powered heavy vehicles to continue in coming years, especially in Australia.

The brand has just completed some large scale truck and bus orders in Europe, with the clients requesting their new vehicles be powered by natural gas, rather than diesel.

Benefits of Natural Gas over Diesel include:

  • Reduced CO2 and Nitrogen Oxide emissions
  • Very low particulate matter
  • Engine noise reduction of up to 50%
  • Reduced fuel costs

After 35 years of development in alternative-fuel technology, Iveco Australia currently offers CNG-powered variants of selected Daily, Eurocargo and Stralis models.

The manufacturer telling us today that these models provide strong coverage across the light, medium and heavy duty weight classes from three tonnes to 44 tonnes

Iveco says Australia should embrace natural gas
Iveco recently delivered 80 natural gas-powered buses to city of Nantes in France.

But Iveco wants to see a greater focus on the use of the alternative fuel in Australia.

In a statement released today, Iveco said they are continuing to work closely with local key industry, government and non-government stakeholders to highlight the advantages of conventionally-accessible natural gas.

Iveco saying it makes sense for Australia to switch to increased natural gas use in heavy vehicles as the fuel can be sourced domestically, rather than using diesel which is created using oil from overseas.

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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