9th February 2017, Vysoké Mýto
IVECO and IVECO BUS, brands of CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI), have won a set of public tenders to provide sustainable transport solutions to public entities in Milan, Italy.
IVECO BUS will supply 120 Urbanway Hybrid buses. The vehicles will be delivered to the city’s public transportation authority, ATM (Azienda Trasporti Milanesi), as it renews its fleet over a three year period from 2017 to 2019. Delivery of the first vehicles is scheduled for June 2017.
This supply joins a further agreement to provide 43 Eurocargo CNG medium-duty trucks running on compressed natural gas to Milan’s AMSA (Azienda Milanese Servizi Ambientali), the entity which manages the integrated cycle for waste collection, street cleaning and other services essential to the environment, hygiene and decorum of the city.
“These two major supplies demonstrate IVECO’s suitability as a city’s partner of choice whether it be for public transport or urban services, when searching for solutions to combat challenges related to air quality and alternatives to diesel,“ commented Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President.
Milan joins other major European cities such as Paris, France; Madrid, Spain and Bologna, Italy, which have already adopted natural gas vehicles from IVECO and hybrid vehicles from IVECO BUS, confirming the brands’ technologic leadership throughout continental Europe.
The Urbanway Hybrid was developed by IVECO BUS to to significantly reduce emissions and fuel consumption while ensuring increasingly sustainable mobility for the communities it serves. This 18-meter articulated city bus can accommodate 149 passengers.
It is equipped with a series hybrid system and a latest generation lithium-ion battery pack
- a 175 (peak)/120 kW (continuous mode) electric motor
- a 210 kW (286 HP) IVECO Tector Euro VI engine
and also a smart power management system
- fuel consumption and emissions during operation are optimized
- excess braking energy is stored
Benefits when compared to diesel engine vehicles
- silent running: the "Arrive & Go" system eliminating vibration and reducing noise levels by more than 50%
- fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced by up to 30%
- potential savings of 35 tons per year in CO2, twice the weight of an empty vehicle
The perceived benefits in terms of noise are immediate, not only for passengers but also for pedestrians, people waiting for a bus and local residents - and also for drivers who can now enjoy a calm and quiet working environment.
This is based on figures from fleets that already operate, with some 1,000 vehicles across Europe, in markets such as France, Belgium and Spain.
Running on compressed natural gas, 43 IVECO Eurocargo CNG medium-duty trucks will enter Milan’s service within the end of this summer.
A tentative agreement for further 14 CNG vehicles could also come to fruition in next 18 months. The 120EL21/P Eurocargo CNG model is compliant with the current Euro VI emissions. It is fitted with a 210 hp IVECO Tector 6 engine, engineered by FPT Industrial.
Advantages offered by natural gas technology are numerous. Natural gas propulsion is the most efficient technical solution available to solve pollution issues in urban areas, thus making it the only true alternative to petrol and diesel. From an emissions viewpoint, natural gas is a “clean” fuel since it produces 35% less nitric oxide (NOx) emissions and 95% less particulate compared to diesel.