Iveco has supplied three of its Daily Natural Power vans to Veolia, the UK’s largest waste management company.
Selected for their ultra-low emission gas-powered engines, the vehicles will carry specialist equipment for the removal of graffiti and will serve the London Borough of Camden.
Supplied by the Dunstable Iveco dealer Norther Commercials, the Daily Natural Power light commercial vehicles feature purpose-built 3.0-litre spark ignition engines which offer similar performance to diesel equivalents, with 136h and 350Nm of torque in 35S14 guise. Running on compressed natural gas reportedly reduces NOx emissions by 12 percent, particulate matter by 76 percent and CO2 emissions by up to 95 percent using bio-methane. Vehicle noise is also reduced by 50 percent compared to diesel, and will refuel from Veolia’s brand-new CNG station at its Alperton depot, built to service all CNG vehicles operated by Camden.
Andrew Hope, Fleet Development Manager at Veolia, said, “Emissions reduction was a critical factor in Veolia’s decision making for this vehicle so the availability of a cost-effective CNG engine made the Daily our first choice when specifying the panel van. The team at Northern Commercials were great to work with and IVECO built the vehicles within the required time frame.”
Iveco’s Daily Natural Power vehicles require no AdBlue, particulate filter or exhaust gas recirculation system, nor additional after-treatment system maintenance. According to Iveco, fuel costs are around 30 percent lower than diesel, reducing total cost of ownership and increasing efficiency.