By: Fabian Cotter

A LEADING commercial vehicles manufacturer has - in collaboration with energy and petrochemical supplier Shell – confirmed it will only display a full offering of alternative electric, CNG and LNG vehicles at the forthcoming 67th IAA Commercial Vehicles Hannover, 2018, in Germany, this September 20 – 27, it’s reported.

It's will be a 100 per cent diesel-free showcase at the Iveco stand come IAA 2018, in Germany, this September.

Iveco’s stand will feature applications ranging from passenger transport to long-distance haulage, showcasing a ‘low emission area’ focusing on IVECO’s expertise in alternative fuels and drivetrain technologies.

As well as its commercial vehicle products, Iveco will partner with Shell, which shares the belief that "de-carbonisation of the transport sector requires a range of fuels and technologies," it’s claimed.

The "forward-looking brand" will hold a round table discussion on ‘The energy transition towards a sustainable future’ and also host a series of workshops exploring several topics relating to the adoption of alternative technologies in the transport sector.

Iveco brand president Pierre Lahutte commented that: "The pressure on diesel is mounting; public opinion has turned against it. EU institutions and national governments are introducing policies and subsidies to support the conversion of fleets to environmentally friendly technologies."

"At IAA, with its diesel-free stand illustrating a low emission area, Iveco, in collaboration with Shell, will demonstrate that its electric, CNG and LNG full offering is available today as a viable alternative to diesel vehicles.

"Visitors to the exhibition will discover a stand full of alternative traction vehicles, developed with customers and body builder partners, covering every mission – and not a single diesel engine in sight!"

Iveco’s display at IAA 2018 will show its approach to sustainable transport, with an energy mix that matches the requirements of the different applications.

It sees electric propulsion as having an important role to play, especially in high-value missions such as people transport – particularly in low speed missions in city centres.



The other key energy source is natural gas, which provides a mature solution for sustainable transport of people and goods, it says. Iveco will highlight the considerable environmental advantage of natural gas, which is able to deliver massive reductions in the most polluting emissions: in excess of 90 per cent for NO2, 99 per cent for particulate matter, 10 per cent for natural gas - which rises as high as 95 per cent with bio-methane, it’s stated.

The 18 vehicles on display will showcase Iveco’s sustainable solutions, from city people mobility to long-haul freight, which make up a complete offering, the company says.

Iveco Australia marketing manager Darren Swenson says there was an increasing interest in alternative fuels and powertrains in Australia.

"Our local market is following a global trend that is seeing growing awareness about diesel fuel alternatives for commercial vehicle applications," he said.

"As a native fuel, LNG and CNG makes a lot of sense in Australia. Iveco is a market leader in natural gas, so [it] will be in an excellent position to introduce a breadth of models when the time is right in the local market.

"The company has also recently made strong gains in electric vehicle technology and is well-placed on this front, as well. Events such as IAA present an excellent opportunity for our brand to showcase its technologies."


Iveco Australia manufactures and imports commercial vehicles spanning the light, medium and heavy duty truck segments and, under the Iveco Bus brand, buses and coaches.

Iveco vehicles are ably supported by a dedicated network of 50 dealerships and service outlets strategically located nationwide, offering aftersales services that include extended warranties, roadside assistance and programmed maintenance contracts, it’s stated.

Iveco’s Australian manufacturing base in Dandenong, Victoria, represents a major investment in the local truck and bus industry, the company states. Iveco directly employs around 600 people nationwide and thousands more Australians in related industries, from retailing operations to component suppliers.

Iveco is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI).

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