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DAF Euro 6 vehicle converts to dual-fuel

LNG Industry,

Gasrec has confirmed that the UK’s first DAF Euro 6 dual-fuel heavy goods vehicle (HGV) will be on show at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham.

The DAF Euro 6 dual-fuel HGV is an XF Euro 6, 12.8 litre, 450 hp small midlift vehicle.

At the event, Gasrec will reflect the growth in popularity of both LNG and CNG vehicle fuels and the increasingly strategic infrastructure supporting them across the UK road network.

Chris Thornycroft Smith, Gasrec Non-Executive Director, explained: “It has been tremendously exciting to see the success of this first DAF Euro 6 conversion to dual-fuel. It comes at a time when we have a host of vehicle manufacturers moving forward with their R&D programmes to advance the development of gas vehicles for the future as demand for this commercially and environmentally advantageous technology grows.”

DIESELGAS (formerly Prins Autogas) is the first company to successfully convert a new DAF Euro 6 vehicle to run on dual-fuel (CNG and diesel). The innovation provides a solution to the difficulties facing the dual-fuel vehicle technology industry in adapting a Euro 6 type vehicle to run using this carbon saving technology.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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