Iveco announces diesel-free stand at IAA 2018

Touted as a low emission area, the Iveco display stand at the 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 will highlight the environmental benefits of natural gas in road transport the international truck manufacturer announced.

The company in partnership with Shell, who has collaborated on the stand, is looking to endorse a range of fuels and technologies that will further facilitate the decarbonisation of the transport sector.

Held in Hanover, Germany September 20 – 27, the IAA 2018 event is regarded as the largest annual exhibition for global players in road transport.

The Iveco stand will offer a range of alternative Electric, CNG and LNG traction vehicles suited to long-haul and passenger transport applications currently available on the market. The vehicles, according to Iveco, will showcase technology with the potential to cut emissions by more than 90 per cent for nitrous oxide, 99 per cent for particulate matter and 95 per cent for Co2.

There will be 18 vehicles in total on display.

Iveco plans on hosting a round table focused on “the energy transition towards a sustainable future” which will also involve a series of workshops that explore opportunities for a circular economy and topics relating to the adoption of alternative traction technologies in the transport sector.

The pressure on diesel is mounting said Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President.

“EU institutions and national governments are introducing policies and subsidies to support the conversion of fleets to environmentally friendly technologies and subsidies to support the conversion of fleets to environmentally friendly technologies,” he said.

“At IAA with its diesel free stand illustrating a Low Emission Area, Iveco, in collaboration with Shell, will demonstrate the its Electric, CNG and LNG offering is available today as a viable alternative to diesel vehicles.”

“Visitors to the exhibition will discover a stand full of alternative traction vehicles, developed with customers and body builder partners, covering every mission and not a single diesel engine in sight,” said Lahutte.

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