Renault Trucks Showcases It's CNG Offer
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:27
Renault Trucks will be present at the International Transport and Logistics Week trade show (SITL) which will be held at the Porte de Versailles exhibition centre in Paris from March 14th – 16th 2017. The company will be showcasing its natural gas vehicles which produce virtually no particulate matter, emit no smoke and are odour-free.
Renault Trucks will be showcasing its 19-tonne Range D Wide CNG with horizontal exhaust – painted in the colours of the transport company STAF – on the French Natural Gas Vehicles Association (AFGNV) stand in Hall 1 (Aisle L, stand 88). This vehicle is fitted with a new generation Euro-6 Step C-compliant 8.9-litre engine with horizontal exhaust. The 6×2 rigid truck version boasts a rear steering axle offering fantastic manoeuvrability, making it ideal for deliveries in urban environments.
Renault Trucks knows that the greatest need for diverse energies is in built-up areas. In response, it has added a horizontal exhaust model to its natural gas powered range. CNG has the advantage of being a relatively clean energy producing no methane vapours and is a tried-and-tested technology. The engine emits virtually no particulate matter, smoke or odours without using AdBlue®. Moreover, its driving range on urban journeys is on a par with that offered by its diesel counterpart.
The Renault Trucks Range D Wide CNG is designed to run on both natural gas and biomethane (biogas). Biomethane is a renewable energy sourced from organic matter which cuts CO2 emissions by as much as 70% compared to a diesel vehicle. Natural gas or biomethane-fuelled trucks offer a dual advantage: they are perfectly suited for urban and suburban deliveries and use in municipal utility fleets while being authorised in low emission zones.
The Renault Trucks Range D Wide CNG can be fitted with either a vertical or horizontal exhaust according to requirements.
It comes in two versions: a 19-tonne 4×2 rigid and a 26-tonne 6×2 rigid truck. Its Euro-6 compliant NGT9 6-cylinder engine displaces 8.9 litres and delivers a power output of 320 hp. Its automated gearbox is perfectly adapted to the torque of a CNG engine. The Renault Trucks network is equipped to perform servicing and maintenance operations on these vehicles anywhere in Europe.