The average vehicle age at Waberer’s fleet is 2.5 years, thus the company runs solely Euro 6 category diesel trucks. Though the emission of these trucks is significantly lower than those of the earlier models, the company continuously examines new technologies that may help reduce environmental impacts of road transportation. Consequently, Waberer’s conducted a months-long, comprehensive test with gas-powered vehicles with its partner DanubeTruck Ltd, sole distributor of IVECO in Hungary.
Iveco was the first manufacturer in the world of commercial transport to understand, in 1991, the potential of natural gas, initiating large scale investment in developing environmentally friendly, sustainable operated range of industrial vehicles.
’Danube Truck is proud member of IVECO family, as sole distributor in Hungary is happy to participate in the project of testing and later hopefully delivering state-of-the-art NG products to the largest transportation company in our region. Waberer’s domestic and international business units in our understanding would largely benefit from operating these LNG and CNG Stralis trucks and CNG Daily. We are excited and committed to a prosperous co-operation between our companies’, said Zoltán Zákány, executive director of DanubeTruck Ltd.
According to Shell, - Waberer’s fuel card provider and IVECO European partner - operator of LNG filling stations across Europe, ‘LNG will be part of the future energy mix as it brings cleaner and cheaper alternative to diesel. Such a long term partnership with Waberer’s and IVECO can help prove the concept and support further LNG retail network growth across Europe’, said Lajos Veér, Sales Manager for Shell Fuel Cards in Hungary and Romania.
Based on the successful tests, Waberer’s may expand its fleet with LNG and CNG powered trucks as soon as 2019. The company expects that LNG and CNG fueled engines will play an increasingly significant role in transportation in the upcoming years.
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