Iveco is to supply 109 urban waste collection vehicles powered by natural gas engines, to the city of Madrid in Spain.
The Iveco Stralis models are fitted with specially-designed collectors to gather and haul waste and are manufactured exclusively in the Spanish capital’s Silver World Class Manufacturing facility.
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The trucks are powered by Cursor 8 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) engines, developed by CNH Industrial’s powertrain brand FPT Industrial. To date, the Company’s brands have produced over 30 000 natural gas engines and 16 000 natural gas vehicles.
Iveco says its Iveco Stralis vehicles produce 95% fewer emissions, including 35% fewer Nitrogen oxides and 10% less Carbon dioxide, than their diesel counterparts.
CNG combustion is known to be less polluting than petrol, with the majority of Iveco’s vehicles ready to run on the alternative fuel.
Methane is a natural non-toxic gas that is less flammable than petrol, and more efficient than liquefied petroleum gas (propane or butane) because it requires less fuel to travel the same distance.
There are currently 43 public CNG refuelling stations and 19 Liquefied Natural Gas stations in Spain, making it the largest provider of liquefied natural gas stations in Europe.
A further nine mixed CNG/LNG stations are currently under development in the country.