29 Mar 2017


At the recent NGV Global 2017 in Rotterdam, the inaugural “NGV Global Industry Champion” Award was bestowed upon Iveco in recognition of its commitment to the natural gas sector. At this time, when natural gas is commanding recognition as the most mature and affordable solution for sustainable transport, with the rapid expansion of the refuelling network and an accelerating adoption rate by fleets, this prize recognises Iveco’s pioneering work in developing a full range of natural gas vehicles – from LCV to Heavy Trucks and Buses – over the past 20 years.

The award is sponsored by NGV Global, the International Association for Natural Gas Vehicles, which represents the natural gas vehicle industry worldwide and is dedicated to promoting the use of natural gas and biomethane for transport, with a view to increasing vehicle efficiency and safety in all areas.

​The biennial award recognises initiatives and programmes implemented by companies in order to develop and improve the natural gas sector around the world. The NGV Global board selected Iveco for the award based on criteria that included the progress made in the use of natural gas (CNG, LNG, RNG) as an alternative fuel and the contribution to growing the natural gas vehicle market worldwide.

Thanks to the increasing availability of bioCNG and bioLNG fuels in Europe, haulier and public transport companies are now able to operate a CO2 neutral fleet, and contribute to energy independence and the fight against climate change.

Indeed, since 1996 Iveco stoichiometric engines have been the reference for reliability, fuel economy and low emissions. With 30% less NOx, 99% fewer particulates and half the noise levels of the latest Euro VI diesel engines, Iveco gas-powered vehicles also provide a cutting-edge solution in terms of Total Cost of Ownership.

Iveco was also recognised by the Chinese vehicle industry as a prominent player in the field of natral gas vehicles, they sent a delegation to Iveco in Europe to check the current status of the developments

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