IVECO has revealed that it has signed a major order with online retailer Amazon to supply them with 1,064 S-Way trucks.
The truck maker is a pioneer in the commercialisation and manufacturing of vehicles powered by alternative fuels and Amazon has already taken delivery of the first batch of 216 IVECO S-WAY CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) tractors to be operated by its partners in Europe.
Another 848 units have been ordered with deliveries beginning in the middle of 2022 – which makes a total order of 1,064 trucks.
All of the trucks are powered by the state-of-the-art FPT Industrial Cursor 13 Natural Gas engines and equipped with 1,052-litre CNG tanks – the largest available.
The S-Way trucks are expected to deliver an impressive range of 385 miles between refuelling.
Trucks will feature IVECO Driver Pal
Also, the 848 units on order for delivery in 2022 will feature IVECO Driver Pal, the brand’s trailblazing onboard vocal driver companion with Amazon Alexa features.
The chief executive of IVECO, Gerrit Marx, said: “We have been pioneering gas propulsion technology for 25 years, developing solutions that allow operators to make significant reductions in emissions right now.
“Collaboration with global leaders like Amazon is a testament to the robust capability of our innovative products and our unyielding commitment to the industry objective of decarbonizing transport by 2050.”
He added: “Iveco Group will continue leading the way in combustion engines running on renewable fuels, the only viable solution already available at scale on the market to reduce emissions.
“Let’s not forget that a CNG truck powered by bio-methane can cut CO2 emissions by up to 95% from a well-to-wheel CO2 measuring approach, effectively contributing to the decarbonisation process.”
IVECO celebrates the diversity of the Daily range with inaugural Daily Mission Awards
Meanwhile, IVECO UK has launched the Daily Mission Awards as a way of recognising the diversity and innovation that goes into bodywork construction and the hard work carried out by those that operate the vans.
After picking up the gong for the delivery sector, easyStorage were also named the overall inaugural Daily Mission Awards champions for a clear capitalisation of the Daily 7-Tonnes’ robust build quality, payload and manoeuvrability, operational safety and driver comfort.
IVECO UK’s light business-line director, Mike Cutts said: “The Mission Awards has been a fine example of collaboration and provided a welcome and well-deserved opportunity to celebrate great achievements and catch-up after a bizarre 18 months. A huge congratulations and thanks to all of our entrants, finalists and winners.”
Family-owned builder’s merchants, Elliotts (Elliott Brothers) from the south coast took the Construction award for its high-spec fleet of 3.5t Daily dropsides; from Wales, stonemasonry experts Griffith Memorials and its Neath Coachworks-bodied heavy-weight 7t Daily Crew Cab took the award for the Forestry & Grounds Maintenance category, and the Passenger Transport & Lifestyle category was won by Kent County Council.