Iveco, a natural gas commercial vehicles company, says it is delivering 109 Stralis heavy-duty compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to the City of Madrid, Spain, for public urban waste collection.
According to the company, the vehicles are being manufactured at Iveco’s heavy commercial vehicles plant in Madrid and are based on models from the brand’s heavy on-road product portfolio.
Fitted with Cursor 8 CNG engines, developed by CNH Industrial’s powertrain brand FPT Industrial, the environmentally friendly vehicles can account for 95% fewer emissions than their diesel counterparts (35% fewer nitrogen oxides and 10% less carbon dioxide) – equivalent to 85 tons every year.
Across its range of Iveco trucks and buses and FPT Industrial powertrain technologies, CNH Industrial has developed, manufactured and distributed several natural gas-powered vehicles, including CNG, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and biomethane. To date, the company’s brands have produced over 30,000 natural gas engines and 16,000 natural gas vehicles.
As reported, there are currently 43 public CNG refueling stations and 19 LNG stations in Spain, making it one of the largest providers of LNG stations in Europe. A further nine mixed CNG/LNG stations are currently under development in the country.