Iveco Wins Argentine Trucks Order
Italian vehicle manufacturer Iveco said on September 30 it had secured an order to deliver 100 Stralis compressed natural gas (CNG)-fired trucks to NRG Argentina, an Argentine supplier to the oil and gas industry. The order is the largest of its kind in South America, Iveco said.
NRG has also purchased 100 maintenance contracts for the trucks, which will involve Iveco developing an exclusive service and maintenance centre in Rio Negro in central Argentina, the location of NRG's headquarters.
The Stralis trucks cost 40-50% less to fuel than diesel models, and produce up to 90% less nitrogen dioxide, 99% less particulate matter and 10% less carbon dioxide, which rises to 95% if biomethane is used. Argentina is one of the biggest users of CNG as a vehicle fuel. The country has roughly 2mn natural gas vehicles on the road.