Renault Trucks Extends Clean Tech Natural Gas Range
According to the company, NGV offers considerable advantages for the environment, since vehicles using it emit no smoke or particles. An NGV vehicle is also quieter than a vehicle with an internal combustion engine (by 2 dB), which is an advantage for use in urban environments and particularly for local authorities.
Renault Premium Distribution NGV is now available in France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway. Renault Trucks is also planning to update its NGV offering on the Midlum.
Natural Gas for Vehicles (NGV) is one of the efficient solutions Renault Trucks offers with its clean tech natural gas label to meet customer demand for an alternative to diesel. NGV is a safe, low polluting and quiet energy offering the same dynamic qualities as Diesel, while at the same time benefiting from tax advantages in several countries, particularly France.
The Renault Trucks NGV range is now being further expanded with two new Premium Distribution configurations: 4x2 rigid 18/19 t and 6x2*4 rigid, 26 t. These join the refuse collection vehicle (RCV) offerings already available in NGV versions with the same configurations.
The NGV offering is now available in seven European countries: France, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Norway. Renault Trucks is also planning to update its NGV offering on the Midlum.
NGV has been chosen because supplying the engine with NGV does not in any way alter its performance or the way the vehicle is driven. Filling up with NGV takes place by using a high pressure compressor found at specialized service stations. With particularly large numbers of these in France, many are also being installed at operators' depots, which explain why NGV is becoming more widely adopted by captive fleets.
In addition, the Premium Distribution NGV is much quieter than a vehicle running on an internal combustion engine at intermediary engine speeds (from 1,000 to 1,800 rpm) which is the range in which it operates during refuse collection activities.
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