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IVECO, the commercial vehicles brand of #iveco Group (MI: IVG) and a pioneer in commercial vehicles powered by alternative fuels, will support #edeka Minden-Hannover – one of the leading food retailers in Germany – in converting the entire 700-vehicle company fleet from diesel to BioLiquified Natural Gas (LNG) propulsion by 2025. In a second step towards completing the conversion, #edeka recently placed an order for 125 #iveco S-Way LNG trucks, adding them to the 150 ordered in 2022.
The #iveco S-Way LNG trucks, with their Cursor 13 NG engine by FPT Industrial, the powertrain brand of #iveco Group, are viable alternatives when switching to more sustainable freight transport. Converting its fleet to these vehicles, #edeka will cut CO2 emissions by up to 95% compared to the diesel trucks it is replacing. The vehicles also have the low-noise advantage of a natural gas engine and are therefore perfect for environmental and traffic-calmed zones, as well as night deliveries to stores.
The 275 new trucks will be combined with another 80 LNG-powered #iveco trucks already operating in the #edeka #green fleet, which leverages the Bio-LNG filling station located at EDEKA's logistics centre in Lauenau, Germany.
"We believe that natural gas is the only mature solution capable of significantly reducing CO2 emissions and Bio-LNG is the only scalable renewable fuel today: with our #iveco S-Way LNG trucks, environmentally sustainable road freight transport can become a reality now. #edeka plans to replace their entire fleet of 700 vehicles with our LNG trucks, which is a clear vote of confidence in our natural gas expertise and further confirmation of this type of propulsion", commented #lucasra, President, #truck Business Unit, #iveco Group.
"By 2025, we want to convert our entire #truck fleet to #iveco LNG trucks and run 100 per cent on Bio-LNG," said #markrosenkranz, spokesman for the #edeka board. "The switch to Bio-LNG is a key lever in reducing our CO2 footprint. In this way, we are fulfilling our social responsibility to protect the climate".
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