The first LNG trucks are due on the roads of India this year with FPT Industrial and Blue Energy Motors behind the plans.

Blue Energy Motors is a Zero Emission truck technology company based in India and involved in manufacturing clean energy trucks. It has joined forces with FPT Industrial to create trucks powered by FPT N67 NG BSVI compliant engines.

Hendy Power director Andy Smith said the agreement demonstrates the global important and future of LNG trucks.

“The companies are both committed to LNG trucks as a sustainable option for the commercial transport sector and the path to net zero,” he said.

This agreement is the first step in a potential long-term partnership, based on the specific characteristics of the Indian commercial transport market which has a truck fleet of around 3.5 million vehicles.

“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.”

“We believe that the fight against climate change is fundamental for the future of all of us, and Blue Energy aims to be part of this climate initiative and believes in innovation driven sustainability,” says Anirudh Bhuwalka, CEO Blue Energy Motors.

“We are working to deliver a zero-tailpipe-emissions transport solution, and to do so we need all the experience and expertise of the world’s leading producer of low-emission engines, FPT Industrial. In India, Governments, fleet owners, and other stakeholders are demanding near-zero-emissions solutions, and with FPT Industrial’s NG engines we can deliver this solution now.”

The FPT N67 NG BSVI compliant engines will equip Blue Energy Motors clean energy trucks, delivering the very high torque needed in India for transport industry applications. The most powerful natural gas engine on the market and compatible with CNG, LNG and biomethane, the N67 NG uses stoichiometric combustion to assure best-in-class fuel consumption and lower noise than diesel engines, with up to 40% fuel expense reduction versus diesel equivalents in the Indian market and 28% less CO2 emissions.