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IVECO hands over LNG-fuelled truck to Hoyer at the IAA

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The Hoyer Group is exploring the potential environmental benefits of introducing vehicles with engines that use LNG as fuel into its road operations in the near future.

Vehicle manufacturer IVECO recently handed over the Stralis 440S40 NP type truck to the Hamburg-based logistics company Hoyer at the IAA in Hanover. In a joint project together with Total Deutschland GmbH, the Business Unit Petrolog will trial the alternative fuel vehicle that also has ADR dangerous goods certification, when making deliveries to Total’s service stations in the Hamburg and Bremen region in Germany from October 2018 onwards.

Fuelled by LNG, the truck has significant environmental advantages: compared to diesel engines, the Stralis 440S40 NP type truck emits 15% less CO2 and 60% less nitrogen oxide. Moreover, an LNG truck consumes 15% less fuel per km driven and operates at a lower noise level than conventional diesel-powered engines.

Giving reasons for the decision to procure the LNG truck, Mark Binns, Managing Director of the Business Unit Petrolog in the Hoyer Group, says: “Despite being more expensive to buy, we are convinced by the truck’s positive environmental and operational benefits. Introducing the truck will contribute towards our corporate initiative to reduce CO2 emissions produced by our vehicle operations by 25% per ton-km by 2020. IVECO is focusing on the promotion of trucks using alternative fuels, and is recognised as a pioneer of this technology which Hoyer sees as interesting and promising.”

The LNG-fuelled engine will be used in a truck that transports fuel to service stations in the Hamburg and Bremen region in Germany. The truck, which has been configured specifically for deliveries to service stations, will be tested in existing intensive delivery operations over the next six months.

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