Ashok Leyland AVTR UF 3522: India’s first LNG fuel truck
Modified On Aug 11, 2022 11:34 AM
LNG is being considered the future of the natural gas economy offering lower on-road total carbon emissions as compared to its counterparts like CNG
Taking a giant step toward alternative fuel commercial vehicles for the future, Ashok Leyland, received India’s first LNG Fueled Truck Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) certificate for AVTR UF3522 and its variants from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI).
This new heavy-duty LNG truck is a step toward finding ways for sustainable transportation, the home-grown OEM is working towards finding such solutions. As part of Green Mobility push, Ashok Leyland presents the AVTR UF3522 – India’s first certified LNG fueled truck – completely validated and optimized for Indian operating conditions.
Intensifying efforts in the alternative fuel segment, the AVTR UF3522 is the next step to expanding the offerings. Through thorough R&D, the truck has been validated to work on the optimal capacity for the Indian operating conditions. LNG is being considered the future of the natural gas economy offering lower on-road total carbon emissions as compared to its counterparts like CNG, which will be a step toward India’s goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2027.
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Speaking on this key development of the company, Dr N Saravanan, Chief Technology Officer, said, “We are proud to bring to India the first LNG fueled truck, completely developed in and for India. As a part of our green mobility agenda, we aim to bring alternative fuel based vehicles which can provide the same efficiency and range as our ICE models. AVTR UF3522 is an effort to bring clean and safe vehicles to all our stakeholders. Our LNG vehicle is based on our proven modular truck platform – AVTR along with H6 engine to provide better range and operability across all functions and industries.”
The Torque of the new LNG truck has been retained from the diesel variants of Ashok Leyland which ensures no loss in drivability across applications. LNG trucks have three times the fuel capacity as compared to CNG, thus providing a longer range. Along with that, the truck provides an option of a double LNG tank, providing the highest ever mileage of 1500 plus kilometres in a single fill.
AVTR, India’s first modular platform, has helped Ashok Leyland quickly derive LNG trucks as the platform enables key principles of standard interfaces. The LNG truck can be further expanded for multiple purposes and applications ranging from 19 ton to 42 ton. Ashok Leyland will be launching the complete variants of LNG and CNG trucks in haulage, tipper and tractor segments over the next six months.
- The haulage truck is based on the proven H6 Engine platform
- The new fuel platform is well integrated with AVTR modular platform with 80% common with diesel parts and applicability across segments from 19T to 42T
- The 220hp of power and 700Nm torque engine with torque matching the diesel driveability for Indian operating conditions
- Ashok Leyland's Patented* double tank option giving a max range of 1500+kms in a single fill
- Lower maintenance with the higher Oil change the interval at 20K kms
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