Renault Trucks will be exhibiting at the International Transport and Logistics Week (SITL) on the French Natural Gas for Vehicles Association (AFGNV) stand. The tradeshow is being held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Park from March 22-25. On the stand (Hall 6-C091), where a Renault Trucks D WIDE CNG will be on display, visitors will be able to discuss natural gas powered vehicles with specialists.
Among the alternative energy solutions offered by Renault Trucks, compressed natural gas for vehicles (CNG) is a mature, reliable and low polluting energy: the engines do not require AdBlue. They emit virtually no particulates, smoke or smell. Furthermore, they have an operating range equal to that of a diesel vehicle in an urban environment. This vehicle operates just as well on natural gas as on biomethane fuel (biogas). Biomethane is a renewable energy produced from organic materials, making it possible to reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 70% compared with a diesel vehicle. Vehicles running on CNG or biomethane fuel can operate in areas for clean vehicles only and are perfectly well adapted for use in urban and suburban environments for carrying out deliveries and for local authority activities (street cleaning, refuse collection and urban distribution).
The Renault Trucks D Wide CNG is available in two configurations: 19 T 4x2 rigid and 26 T 6x2 rigid with a Euro 6 NGT9 engine having a displacement of 9 L and a power rating of 320 hp. It is fitted with a fully automatic Allison Series 3200 gearbox, perfectly adapted for refuse collection tipper applications. The vehicles' servicing and maintenance are provided by the Renault Trucks network throughout Europe.