Renault Trucks Bank on Natural Gas

Renault Trucks Bank on Natural Gas

Renault Trucks say trucks used in urban areas are increasingly going to be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) into the future.

The French truck manufacturer is banking on a far greater take-up of CNG-powered trucks for use in applications such as waste collection and urban/suburban distribution, saying the technology makes sense for these types applications as CNG powered vehicles emit virtually no particulates, smoke or smell.

Renault Trucks say their CNG-powered vehicles also offer an equal operating range to diesel-powered trucks.

Renault will display a range of CNG powered vehicles at the International Transport and Logistics Week (SITL) event in Paris next week and say that more truck operators should consider CNG as it is a mature, reliable and low polluting energy source.

One of the vehicles on display in Paris will be the Renault Trucks D Wide CNG which is available in two configurations: 19 tonne 4×2 rigid and 26 tonne 6×2 rigid.

Powered by a Euro-6 compliant engine with a displacement of 9 litres and a power rating of 320hp, the Renault CNG-powered trucks come standard with a fully automatic Allison series 3200 gearbox and Renault say they are perfectly adapted for refuse collection tipper applications.

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