Iveco outlines zero-emissions pathway

In News, Iveco1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineAugust 4, 2022

Iveco has outlined its zero-emission vehicle plans, which involves the introduction of a broad range of zero emissions vehicles including light and heavy-duty models with both battery and fuel cell options.

Iveco began preparations for the introduction of alternative-fueled vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2021, with the announcement of a new Customisation and Innovation Centre.

The first of the new models will be a new generation of the Daily Electric van, which will be released in Europe later this year. Iveco hopes to begin local testing of the first Australian electric models in early 2023, using the CIC for localisation, validation and customer testing.

It’s expected that a broad selection of models across various weight classes will gradually join Iveco’s Euro-6 internal combustion product line-up across a three-year period.

Strategic projects and industry relations manager Marco Quaranta said that preparation for the company’s zero-emission product roll-out was progressing well.

“There is considerable preparation involved in introducing such new technologies to market.

“We’re working through a detailed pre-launch process to ensure a smooth roll-out of these vehicles – we want to make sure the zero-emission range exceeds customer expectations both in terms of day-to-day operational performance, but more broadly across all facets of vehicle servicing, maintenance and support.”