Waste management company Veolia has deployed three Iveco Daily Natural Power vans to bring reduced emissions and fuel costs as well as quieter running for a new contract in London.
The vans, which run on compressed natural gas (CNG), join the company’s street cleaning fleet and will carry specialist equipment for removing graffiti, as part of a new deal with the London Borough of Camden.
The 3.0-litre natural gas engines produce 12% fewer NOx emissions, 76% less particulate matter and up to 95% less CO2 emissions using bio-methane, while delivering 136hp and up to 350Nm of torque between 1,500 and 2,730rpm. Meanwhile fuel costs are around 20% lower than diesel while the vehicles are around 50% quieter. The new vehicles are also potentially able to access underground parking areas, which can be an issue with LPG vehicles.
The vehicles will refuel from Veolia’s new CNG refuelling station situated at its Alperton depot, which was built to service all the CNG vehicles in the Camden fleet.
Andrew Hope, fleet development manager at Veolia, said: “Emissions reduction was a critical factor in Veolia’s decision making for this vehicle so the availability of a cost-effective CNG engine made the Daily our first choice when specifying the panel van. The team at Northern Commercials were great to work with and IVECO built the vehicles within the required time frame.”