Renault Trucks say trucks used in urban areas are increasingly going to be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) into the future.
The French truck manufacturer is banking on a far greater take-up of CNG-powered trucks for use in applications such as waste collection and urban/suburban distribution, saying the technology makes sense for these types applications as CNG powered vehicles emit virtually no particulates, smoke or smell.
Renault Trucks say their CNG-powered vehicles also offer an equal operating range to diesel-powered trucks.
Renault will display a range of CNG powered vehicles at the International Transport and Logistics Week (SITL) event in Paris next week and say that more truck operators should consider CNG as it is a mature, reliable and low polluting energy source.
One of the vehicles on display in Paris will be the Renault Trucks D Wide CNG which is available in two configurations: 19 tonne 4Ă—2 rigid and 26 tonne 6Ă—2 rigid.
Powered by a Euro-6 compliant engine with a displacement of 9 litres and a power rating of 320hp, the Renault CNG-powered trucks come standard with a fully automatic Allison series 3200 gearbox and Renault say they are perfectly adapted for refuse collection tipper applications.