Iveco starts the delivery of the largest CNG trucks in South America in Río Negro

December 25, 2020. Iveco begins the historic delivery of 100 Stralis NP Cursor 13 units fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG) to NRG Argentina S.A., a supplier of fracture sand for the oil and gas industry.

“We started a large truck delivery, where we are happy to continue creating strategic alliances. NRG Argentina S.A. is a company with great sustainability pillars and Iveco with an experience of more than 20 years in the development of gas powered trucks in Europe, knowledge that it embodied in its state-of-the-art truck factory located in Córdoba, is an unbeatable option to take care of the environment and ensure the profitability of our client”, argued Márcio Querichelli, Head of Iveco in South America.

The first delivery consists of 10 units that will have the maintenance contract service that the brand offers through its wide network of dealers. In this sense, NRG Argentina S.A. will be assisted in the development of an exclusive service and maintenance center within the company’s base of operations in Río Negro. The objective of this management is to provide support so that the new fleet can develop its operations with high standards in the service and assistance of the dealer in the area.

“The delivery of these trucks is very important for NRG Argentina since they are the first units of a total of 100 that allow us to offer the last mile service taking into account both the excellence in the execution of the tasks for our clients and the caring for the environment, since these CNG vehicles reduce emissions of toxic and greenhouse gases. Thus, we made progress in the implementation of our triple impact strategy by considering both the economic aspects of the business as well as the social and environmental aspects”, said César Güercio, CEO of NRG Argentina S.A.

The new trucks acquired by the Rio Negro firm have the highest technology, design and equipment superior to their diesel pair with a benefit of up to 50% in reducing the cost of fuel. They have an AS440S46T/P 6×2 configuration and a gas emission that presents extraordinary reductions of up to 90% of nitrogen dioxide, 99% of particles and up to 95% of carbon dioxide when biomethane is used as fuel.

They also have a PIEK Certification that guarantees noise levels below 71dB, AEBS brake technology, hydraulic retarder, ESP and air suspension on the rear axle, prepared for scalability.

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