Amazon has signed a deal with Iveco to take on 1,064 gas-powered S-Way trucks, to support its European logistics operations.
The online retailer has already taken deliver of 216 examples, which all run on compressed natural gas (CNG). A further 848 S-Ways will be delivered in 2022.
All the trucks are powered by Iveco’s FPT Industrial Cursor 13 Natural Gas engines and are equipped with 1,052-litre CNG tanks – the largest available. The vehicles should deliver a range of 385 miles before they need to be refuelled.
Gerrit Marx, designated chief executive officer of Iveco Group, 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.
“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 decarbonization process.”
This latest announcement follows Amazon’s order for 1,800 electric Mercedes vans, last year. The new vehicles were made available to Amazon’s Service Delivery Partners across Europe as part of the company’s drive to reduce emissions.