IVECO will support German supermarket chain EDEKA in converting its 700-vehicle fleet to low-emission trucks by providing quite a high number of IVECO S-Way bio-LNG trucks by 2025.
The IVECO S-Way LNG trucks, with their Cursor 13 NG engine by FPT Industrial, the powertrain brand of Iveco Group, are viable alternatives when switching to more sustainable freight transport. Converting its fleet to these vehicles, EDEKA will cut CO2 emissions by up to 95% compared to the diesel trucks it is replacing. The vehicles also have the low-noise advantage of a natural gas engine and are therefore perfect for environmental and traffic-calmed zones, as well as night deliveries to stores.
Statements from IVECO and EDEKA
“We believe that natural gas is the only mature solution capable of significantly reducing CO2 emissions and Bio-LNG is the only scalable renewable fuel today: with our IVECO S-Way LNG trucks, environmentally sustainable road freight transport can become a reality now. EDEKA plans to replace their entire fleet of 700 vehicles with our LNG trucks, which is a clear vote of confidence in our natural gas expertise and further confirmation of this type of propulsion”, commented Luca Sra, President, Truck Business Unit, Iveco Group.
“By 2025, we want to convert our entire truck fleet to IVECO LNG trucks and run 100 per cent on Bio-LNG,” added Mark Rosenkranz, spokesman for the EDEKA board. “The switch to Bio-LNG is a key lever in reducing our CO2 footprint. In this way, we are fulfilling our social responsibility to protect the climate”.