• 26-APR-2018

FPT Industrial Launches its GBVI Solutions at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show

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In 2020, China will introduce a new mandatory emission regulation: GBVI. FPT Industrial is ready two years in advance and its solutions are presented at the 2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition (China International Exhibition Center New Venue, Stand W05 ) On April 26 at 9 am, FPT Industrial is hosting a Press Conference at the Reinassence Beijing Capital Hotel to show its GBVI-compliant technologies, explaining the innovations and related perks. On this occasion, FPT Industrial introduces the Cursor 9 GBVI engine, the Cursor 11 GBVI engine, the Cursor 13 GBVI engine, the ATS solution and even the Cursor 9 Natural Gas. Furthermore, at Beijing International Automotive Exhibition FPT Industrial remarks its presence in China. Here FPT Industrial has been present since 2009 and is operating with four sites: Chongqing plant, through FPT Industrial join-venture SFH, Beijing, where Sales Offices are located, and Shanghai, which is one of the seven FPT Industrial Research & Development Center around the world.

GBVI legislation ensures that the combined emissions of 36 trucks are as much as only 1 truck with GBI engine and FPT Industrial relied on its longstanding expertise to find effective solutions that could mix performance and GBVI emission compliance. The result was achieved by adding a Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system to the F1 Family and the HI-eSCR technology to the Cursor Family. The SCR system allows to obtain an extremely high conversion efficiency of NOx emissions (95%), while the HI-eSCR technology is EGR-free and it’s the best after-treatment solution for medium and heavy-duty engines since it reduces NOx emission and fuel consumption while enhancing the engine performance and reliability.

FPT Industrial has been working on SCR over the last 25 years, achieving the first patent in 2004. Then, in 2005 FPT Industrial began to use particulate filtration technology for On-Road applications, selling more than one million SCR and two million DPF on LCVs. FPT Industrial was also at the forefront of the Off-Road market, where SCR was applied in 2011, whilst in 2013 FPT Industrial was the first to achieve an SCR efficiency higher than 95% in the On-Road segment, avoiding EGR.

The HI-eSCR technology offers great benefits which start from lower costs: compared to the systems using EGR, in fact, this one allows to have a 3% lower fuel consumption. Plus, the DPF service interval is longer and there is less downtime – due to a regeneration free DPF – and longer oil drain intervals, which are up to 150.000 km on Cursor engines.

Due to the absence of EGR and a simpler injection system, there is less complexity within the engine, which also presents a higher durability that contributes to grant the reliability whom FPT Industrial is known for. Finally, this compact system is an easy to install solution – since it is exchangeable with the current engine installation.

The engines that FPT Industrial is presenting as GBVI solutions cover a range from 150hp to 560hp, five models and two engines family. The best-selling F1 Family is represented by the F1A, with a power of 150hp and a torque of 350 Nm, and the F1C, with a power output of 170hp and toque up to 400 Nm. As for the Cursor family, FPT Industrial is ready for GBVI with its Cursor 9 (390hp), Cursor 11 (450hp) and Cursor 13 (560hp) engines.

This award-winning engine family keeps improving with many perks both for the environment and for the final customer. Delivering the performance of a 11-liter engine into the packaging of a 9-liter engine, the Cursor 9 is best-in-class for power density. Furthermore, the EGR-free architecture and the DPF with passive regeneration contribute to have a low fuel consumption, while the low maintenance costs are granted by the simple injection system and the smaller cooling pack.

FPT Industrial Cursor engines also provide benefits for the final customer combining maximized efficiency and minimized costs. The already mentioned advantages, in fact, are the reasons why the maintenance costs are up to less than 46%, the fluid cost is up to -0,5% and the working hours are up to 2,5% more, all considering the competitors’ average using EGR. Therefore, the Cursor family is best-in-class for Total Cost of Ownership.

Together with GBVI engines, FPT Industrial also presents its Natural Gas line-up. In the past two years, FPT Industrial has sold tens of thousands engines and it is the only brand which can offer the Gas equivalent of each Diesel engine family. From the F1C NG – which was the first NG product for Light Commercial Vehicles, and is now the best-selling NG engine for commercial transport – to the Cursor 13 NG, the latest arrived for long-haul transport, FPT Industrial has the most long-lasting experience in Natural Gas.

FPT Industrial Natural Gas line up covers a range from 136hp to 460hp and all kind of applications, from Light Commercial Vehicles to Long Haul Trucks, from Citybus to Coach. FPT Industrial’s decision to rely on Natural Gas depends on the many advantages of this technology: it provides Diesel-like performances with much lower emissions and savings. Plus, all Natural Gas engines can run with CNG (Compressed Natural Gas), LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) and bio-methane, with the latter solution capable of reducing the CO₂ emission levels near to zero. Furthermore the F1C NG can be coupled with serial hybrid system, providing fuel and CO2 reduction up to 30% (compared to Diesel). Furthermore, it can power buses up to 12-meter long and can switch to a 100% electric mode for the areas demanding zero emission vehicles.

As for the Cursor series, the Cursor 9 engine is the ideal solution for applications such as heavy haulage, garbage collection, city and intercity transportation. The Cursor 9 features an high reliability due to the nickel-resist cast-iron exhaust manifold and the water-cooled Wastegate turbocharger. The most powerful FPT Industrial CNG engine is the Cursor 13, which can deliver a max power of 460hp and has the longest maintenance on the market, due to the 90.000 km oil drain interval. It is specially developed for long-haul missions and allows a 98% PM reduction, while NOx emissions are 48% lower when compared to Diesel engines.

Beijing, April 26, 2018