ZF Logistics Partners with Iveco Trucks for an Eco-friendly Natural Gas Drive
Today’s long-distance trucks are mostly diesel-fuelled – due, in the main, to the more costly and limited availability of most alternative drivetrains and respective infrastructures. The exception is gas. However, diesel and gas drive systems differ much more in terms of emissions than in terms of cost. Gas-powered truck engines produce 15 percent less carbon dioxide, 90 percent less nitrogen dioxide, and 99 percent fewer exhaust particles. Trucks powered by liquid (LNG) or compressed natural gas (CNG) also produce around 30 percent less noise – an additional benefit for people living near roads.
For ZF and its long-standing customer Iveco, the commercial vehicle subsidiary of CNH Industrial Group, these are reasons enough to join forces on the road to greater environmental and climate protection. In 2019, Spedition Lakner began serving routes between the ZF plants in Friedrichshafen and the ZF casting plant in Nuremberg, using three LNG trucks. During this time, ZF has also been operating 20 Iveco gas trucks – with this number expected to double by the end of this year.
We want to contribute to this with our technologies as well as in our own production and supply chain. The use of natural gas-powered trucks is a ZF contribution to climate protection.
In recent months logistics company Duvenbeck has taken over the local transport between ZF locations in Saarland, with the use of eleven Iveco trucks equipped with a 460 HP LNG engine and the ZF TraXon transmission system.
Oct 14, 2020 at 00:12