August 28, 2023. In a pioneering move towards sustainable transportation, Blue Energy Motors, India’s first green truck manufacturer, announced winning a groundbreaking order from Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR) for the supply of 100 liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered trucks.
CONCOR is India’s leading containerized multimodal logistics services company. It significantly develops multimodal transport and logistics infrastructure to support India’s growing domestic and international trade.
Commenting on the development, Anirudh Bhuwalka, CEO of Blue Energy Motors, stated, “This is a significant step towards providing momentum to India’s green trucking revolution with our cutting-edge LNG-powered heavy-duty long-haul trucks. Our state-of-the-art LNG trucks will help CONCOR establish a more sustainable and environmentally conscious transportation ecosystem. Our green trucks are poised to lead up to a 30 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions within the CONCOR fleet while delivering higher productivity and lower total cost of ownership. With this development, we envision to catalyse a paradigm shift in the logistics sector to inspire other players to embrace greener alternatives.”
Blue Energy Motors’ BE 5528+LNG trucks offer an innovative and effective solution to the pressing challenges of climate change. The BE 5528+ tractor was introduced as the first model, marking the beginning of Blue Energy Motor’s entry into the green energy-fueled heavy-duty truck industry. The trucks feature unmatched performance, a cutting-edge telematics system, and an ergonomically designed cabin for secure, comfortable long-distance travel with best-in-class TCO. The BE 5528+ uses FPT Industrial’s multipoint stoichiometric combustion engine for best-in-class fuel efficiency and quieter operation than diesel engines. It is the best natural gas vehicle available on the Indian market, with 280 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque. The truck has the first 990-lt cryogenic LNG tank in its class, giving it an up to 1400 km range on a single fill.