Pune, September 02, 2022: Blue Energy Motors launches India’s first Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) fueled green truck manufacturing plant at Chakan, Pune, today. The facility was inaugurated by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways.
The facility reflects Blue Energy Motors’s focus to disrupt the trucking industry in India by manufacturing clean energy, near-zero emissions trucks. Blue Energy Motors’ trucks will be LNG-fueled, long-haul, heavy-duty trucks.
Blue Energy Motors has already signed an agreement with FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of Iveco Group (MI: IVG) headquartered in Italy, to introduce the first LNG trucks powered by FPT Industrial engines which are BSVI compliant. The market entry of the LNG-fueled trucks will start with introduction of 5528 4×2 tractor as the first model.
Blue Energy Motors trucks have been designed & tested in accordance with demanding Indian transport industry’s duty cycles. Powered by FPT Industrial engines generating high torque, these trucks not only deliver best in class TCO, but also offer unmatched ride comfort & safety for the drivers for long hauls. The FPT Industrial engine is one the most powerful natural gas engine in the market and is compatible with CNG, LNG and biomethane; it uses multipoint stoichiometric combustion to assure best-in-class fuel consumption and lower noise than diesel engines.
Mr. Anirudh Bhuwalka, CEO, Blue Energy Motors commented on the announcement of the manufacturing facility: “India’s first LNG truck manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune, which we inaugurated today, is our first step towards pioneering the green trucking revolution. We at Blue Energy Motors aim to decarbonize the environment by providing an immediate solution and breaking the barriers of economic returns”.
“We are pleased and proud that Blue Energy Motors has chosen us for this major evolution in Indian commercial transport,” said Sylvain Blaise, President of Iveco Group Powertrain Business Unit. “This agreement is of the utmost importance for FPT Industrial, now and in the future, as we want our leading technologies to play a key role to support the ecological transition of one of the world’s largest vehicle markets.”
For more details, please contact:
Prakhar Saxena, Chief Marketing Officer, Blue Energy Motors
+91 (77188) 30080
Suman Das Sarma, AvianWE
+91 (98200) 51946
About Blue Energy Motors:
Blue Energy Motors is disrupting the heavy-duty trucking industry by creating a clean alternative to decarbonize the environment by providing an immediate solution and breaking the barriers of economic returns. It’s disruptive business model enables corporate customers to integrate next-generation truck technology, LNG fueling infrastructure and maintenance. By creating this ecosystem, Blue Energy Motors and its strategic business partners and suppliers are paving the way for zero-emission transportation and ushering in a green trucking revolution.
About Iveco Group:
Iveco Group N.V. (MI: IVG) is the home of unique people and brands that power your business and mission to advance a more sustainable society. The eight brands are each a major force in their specific business: IVECO, a pioneering commercial vehicles brand that designs, manufactures, and markets heavy, medium, and light-duty trucks; FPT Industrial, a global leader in a vast array of advanced powertrain technologies in the agriculture, construction, marine, power generation, and commercial vehicles sectors; IVECO BUS and HEULIEZ, mass-transit and premium bus and coach brands; IDV, for highly-specialized defense and civil protection equipment; ASTRA, a leader in large-scale heavy-duty quarry and construction vehicles; MAGIRUS, the industry-reputed firefighting vehicle and equipment manufacturer; and IVECO CAPITAL, the financing arm which supports them all. Iveco Group employs approximately 34,000 people around the world and has 28 manufacturing plants and 29 R&D centers. Further information is available on the Company’s website www.ivecogroup.com
About FPT Industrial:
FPT Industrial is a brand of Iveco Group, dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on-road and off-road vehicles, as well as marine and power generation applications. The company employs more than 8,000 people, in 11 plants and 11 R&D centers. The FPT Industrial sales network consists of 73 dealerships and about 800 service centers in almost 100 countries. A wide product offering, including six engine ranges from 42 hp up to 1,006 hp, transmissions with maximum torque of 200 Nm up to 500 Nm, front and rear axles from 2 to 32 ton GAW (Gross Axle Weight). FPT Industrial offers the most complete lineup of natural gas engines on the market for industrial applications, with power that goes from 50 to 460 hp. This extensive offering and a strong focus on R&D activities make FPT Industrial a world leader in industrial powertrains. For more information, go to www.fptindustrial.com.