June 8, 2012. Bolu Municipality, in northwest Turkey, has broken new ground in the country’s refuse collection sector by taking delivery of the first nine Iveco Stralis refuse trucks fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG).
The vehicle specification was driven by both environmental and operational cost factors. By using the cleanest of all fossil Bolu Municipality aims to improve fuel economy and reduce exhaust emissions while still ensuring high operational performance.
Alaaddin Yýlmaz, Mayor of Bolu city; Maurizio Manera representing Iveco; Erkan Yeðencik from Efe Endüstri; Özgür Arasan from Allison Transmission; and numerous senior city officials were present at the delivery ceremony of the new Iveco Stralis to Bolu Municipality.
During the ceremony, Alaaddin Yýlmaz said Bolu Municipality selected Iveco refuse collection trucks equipped with compressed natural gas engines for an environmentally conscious approach. In addition, he said they aim to achieve fuel economy advantages by operating these vehicles.