Iveco Stralis LNG have released the road test results for 1H16, which show significant fuel cost decreases and reduction of exhaust gas emissions.
Road tests were possible due to Iveco Poland and Cryogas M&T Poland. Iveco disposed 3 Stralis Natural Power and assured maintenance support. Cryogas provided liquefied natural gas and LNG refuelling installation.
Cryogas M&T Poland and Iveco Poland, crucial barriers in using LNG as a fuel in Poland were passed. In road tests participated 5 carriers, which executed transport service for IKEA Distribution Services. The main aim of road tests was check, if it is possible to decrease of CO2 emission.
Results of road tests shown, that operating with LNG vehicle is not different in relation to diesel powered trucks.
Road test was executed by 3 Iveco Stralis AT 440S33 TP LNG. Vehicles passed 40 000 km. Average fuel consumption was 24,9 kg/100 km (average mass of transported goods by truck was 15,3 t). For the same activity relevant Diesel trucks consume 30,4 L/100 km. In result, CO2 emission reduction was possible by 7%, as well dispose of particular matters emission. Fuel cost was reduced by 30% (including cost of AdBlue).
Tested Iveco Stralis LNG Natural Power was powered by 330 HP Cursor 8 NG engine and met the EURO VI emission standard. It was equipped with a cryogenic LNG tank with a capacity of 510 l and 4 CNG tanks of 70 l. Natural gas stored in system provided total range of 750 km.
Refuelling installation provided by Cryogas made possible effective LNG refuelling during tests.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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