IVECO’s Eurocargo Natural Power is now available to order in right-hand drive, giving UK and Irish fleets access to a medium truck running on compressed natural gas (CNG).
The vehicle is ideally suited for low emission transport applications and environmentally-minded urban operators.
The Eurocargo Natural Power is available as a 12-tonne and 16-tonne 4x2 rigid, with a choice of multiple wheelbases from 3,105 mm to 5,670 mm.
Both models are powered by a six-litre IVECO Tector engine capable of delivering 204 hp and 750 Nm of torque, with a maximum range of up to 400 km.
Compared with diesel, CNG emits 35 per cent fewer NOx emissions and 95 per cent less particulate matter.
Described as ‘the truck the city likes’, the Eurocargo Natural Power is compliant with Euro VI step C emission requirements and can access restricted traffic zones in city centres.
It is up to 50 per cent quieter than diesel, making it “virtually silent”.
CNG tanks are mounted along the sides of the chassis, to avoid any reduction in load space and to ensure maximum bodybuilder flexibility is maintained.
Martin Flach, IVECO’s alternative fuels director, says: “The case for Natural Power vehicles is now well established and we are seeing increasing numbers of operators considering natural gas as a viable alternative to diesel. Indeed, it’s the natural solution for the environment.”