Iveco releases the first ever 6x2 truck that runs on compressed natural gas

Iveco releases the first ever 6x2 truck that runs on compressed natural gas

26/04/2019

Iveco have announced the first ever truck that can run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and has a 6x2 configuration

Iveco launched the 4x2 Stralis Natural Power in 2016, but until now the market has lacked a CNG option with a 6x2 configuration, which is favoured for 44-tonne operations. As a result, this announcement marks a significant step forward in the decarbonisation of the heavy goods vehicle sector. 

The new vehicle will also be able to run on compressed biomethane which will enable even bigger greenhouse gas emission savings. You can see more about the potential cost and emission savings of gas-powered heavy goods vehicles here. 

The CNG 6x2 solution is fitted with composite fuel tanks operating at a pressure of around 250 bar for lighter weight and increased range. It has an additional 4.5 tonne mini mid-lift axle with disc brakes, combined with an automatic axle lift & drop function. The trailer benefits from a traction control system up to 30 km/hour. 

If you want to see this CNG Iveco Stralis in person, it will be presented by CNG Fuels at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the Birmingham NEC, which begins on Thursday 30th April. You can find out more about it on our Events page. 

If you would like to find out more about gas powered trucks and the market offering, click here.



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