22 Feb '18, 10am

#BMWGroup sees #LNG viable long-term alternative to diesel for heavy-duty transport

#BMWGroup sees #LNG viable long-term alternative to diesel for heavy-duty transport

As part of the test, an LNG-powered truck daily brought engines from the BMW Steyr, Austria location to the BMW Group plant in Regensburg, Germany. Valuable data was obtained in order to assess the marketability of the technology. Using LNG for heavy-duty transport can offer a range advantage compared to other alternative fuels, BMW said. The Iveco Stralis 400 NP could complete the 530-kilometer (329-mile) daily round trip between Steyr and Regensburg safely with a single tank. With a battery-electric drive, this could require several charging events, depending upon the size of the pack (and hence the cost of the truck). When using CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) compressed natural gas, it would generally be necessary to install a tank that is three times larger to achieve the same operating range as LPG LNG. LNG NOx emissions are up to 60% lower, and noise levels during oper...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/02/20180222-bmwlng.html

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