Energy Motors has launched India’s first Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) fuelled
green truck at its recently inaugurated plant in Chakan, Pune. 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.
market entry of the LNG-fuelled trucks is starting with the introduction of the
5528 4x2 truck as the first model. It was launched by Anirudh Bhuwalka, CEO of
Blue Energy Motors (Anirudh Bhuwalka was earlier the CEO of AMW, a truck
manufacturing company. AMW has stopped making trucks and is now into wheel rims)
in the presence of Gerrit Marx, CEO of Iveco Group, and Sylvain Blaise,
President of Iveco Group’s Powertrain Business Unit. Vincenzo de Luca,
Ambassador of Italy to India, also graced the launch ceremony.
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 & safety for drivers throughout lengthy
Blue Energy Motor’s 5528 truck uses FPT Industrial multipoint stoichiometric
combustion engine to ensure best-in-class fuel consumption and lower noise than
diesel engines. With 280hp power and 1000Nm torque, it is one of the most
powerful natural gas trucks on the Indian market and is compatible with CNG,
LNG, and biomethane.
5528 4x2 truck has the industry’s first 1000-lt fuel tank which provides the
range of up to 1400 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.
company has installed capacity to produce 10,000 trucks / annum which can be
augmented further as the eco system mature and demand ramps up.
said, “India’s first LNG truck, which we launched today, is our first step
towards pioneering the green trucking revolution. We at Blue Energy Motors aim
to decarbonize the environment by providing an immediate solution and breaking
the barriers of economic returns”. He added, “It is designed not only as an
environmentally viable solution but will also be delivering to the business
needs of customers. With near zero tail pipe emissions, our truck will help
reduce CO2 up to 30%, compared to conventional solutions available in the
Blaise, President of Iveco Group’s Powertrain Business, said, “We are thrilled
that FPT Industrial has joined Blue Energy Motors to begin this exciting
journey towards advancing Indian commercial transport. 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.”
5528 4x2 truck is built in the facility that reflects Blue Energy Motors’s
focus to disrupt the trucking industry in India by manufacturing clean energy,
near-zero emissions trucks and was inaugurated earlier this month by Nitin
Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways.
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