India is getting ready to welcome the very first LNG trucks on its roads. Thanks to an agreement signed between FPT Industrial – part of the Iveco Group family – and Blue Energy Motors, a zero-emission truck technology company headquartered in Pune, the first LNG trucks powered by FPT 6.7-liter engines on Indian roads by the end of this year. The engines will be initially manufactured at FPT Industrial plant in Turin, Italy.
Why LNG trucks in India is a good news
According to the official press release, the agreement “is the first step in a potential long-term partnership to leverage the specific characteristics of India’s commercial transport market: a total truck running parc of about 3.5 million vehicles and buying decisions strongly driven by Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Once the TCO parity threshold with traditional engines is reached, and considering India’s increasingly stringent emissions standards (now comparable to Euro VI), the adoption of LNG technology is expected to be rapid.
“We are pleased and proud that Blue Energy Motors has chosen us for this major evolution in Indian
commercial transport”, commented Sylvain Blaise, President, Powertrain Business Unit, Iveco Group. “This agreement is of the utmost importance for FPT Industrial, now and in the future, as we want our leading technologies to play a key role to support the ecological transition of one of the world’s largest vehicle markets”.
Iveco Group is going to celebrate the event “BEYOND – Iveco Group Days”, starting tomorrow, 13 July until 17 July.