IVECO COMMITS TO DIESELFREE SHOW FOR IAA 2018
A LEADING commercial vehicles manufacturer has - in collaboration with energy and petrochemical supplier Shell – confirmed it will only display a full offering of alternative electric, CNG and LNG vehicles at the forthcoming 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles Hannover, 2018, in Germany, this September 20 – 27, it’s reported.
Iveco’s stand will feature applications ranging from passenger transport to long-distance haulage, showcasing a ‘low emission area’ focusing on Iveco’s expertise in alternative fuels and drivetrain technologies.
As well as its commercial vehicle products, Iveco will partner with Shell, which shares the belief that “de-carbonisation of the transport sector requires a range of fuels and technologies,” it’s claimed.
The “forward-looking brand” will hold a round table discussion on ‘The energy transition towards a sustainable future’ and also host a series of workshops exploring several topics relating to the adoption of alternative technologies in the transport sector.
Iveco brand president Pierre Lahutte says: “The pressure on diesel is mounting; public opinion has turned against it. EU institutions and national governments are introducing policies and subsidies to support the conversion of fleets to environmentally friendly technologies.”
Iveco’s display at IAA 2018 will show its approach to sustainable transport, with an energy mix that matches requirements of different applications. It sees electric propulsion as important, especially in high-value missions such as people transport – particularly in low-speed missions in cities.
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The other key energy source is natural gas, which provides a mature solution for sustainable transport of people and goods, it says. Iveco will highlight the considerable environmental advantage of natural gas. The 18 vehicles on display will showcase Iveco’s sustainable solutions, from city people mobility to long-haul freight, which make up a complete offering, the company says.
Iveco Australia marketing manager Darren Swenson says there is an increasing local interest in alternative fuels and powertrains.
“Our market is following a global trend that is seeing growing awareness about diesel fuel alternatives,” he said.
“The pressure on diesel is mounting; public opinion has turned.”
Below: It will be a 100 per cent dieselfree showcase at the Iveco stand come IAA 2018, in Germany, this September.