Blue Energy Motors launches India’s first LNG-fuelled green trucks
Blue Energy Motors launches India’s first Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled green truck at its recently inaugurated plant in Chakan, Pune, today. With a keen focus on developing LNG as an alternate-fuel, Blue Energy Motor’s heavy-duty and long-haul trucks powered by LNG are set to pioneer the green trucking revolution in India.
The market entry of the LNG-fuelled trucks is starting with the introduction of the 5528 4×2 truck as the first model.
Blue Energy Motors trucks are created and tested to meet the rigorous duty cycles of the Indian transportation sector. “Through the FPT Industrial cutting-edge technology in the field of natural gas, these trucks provide best-in-class TCO with unparalleled riding comfort and safety for drivers throughout lengthy hauls,” a statement issued by the truck-maker said.
The 5528 4×2 truck has the industry’s first 1000-lt fuel tank which provides the range of up to 1,400 km in a single fill. Given this long range, issues pertaining to range anxiety are well taken care of and with the upcoming LNG dispensing network, sufficient coverage across key routes in the country will be available without need of frequent refilling.
The company has installed capacity to produce 10,000 trucks / annum which can be augmented further as the eco system mature and demand ramps up.
Speaking on the occasion, Anirudh Bhuwalka, CEO, Blue Energy Motors said, “With near zero tail pipe emissions, our truck will help reduce CO2 up to 30%, compared to conventional solutions available in the market.”
Sylvain Blaise, President of Iveco Group’s Powertrain Business, said, “India is one of the largest vehicle markets in the world and our cutting-edge technology and natural gas engines are key enablers of the ecological transformation and generating value for the transport operators.”