These trucks will be used by the Post & Parcel Germany division. [Image: IVECO]

By Shardul Sharma

Global logistics firm DHL Group has placed an order for 178 new IVECO bio-compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks for its Post & Parcel Germany division, IVECO said on February 26.

The order comprises 161 trucks fitted with an AD190S34/P CNG box body, designed for shorter distances and day trips. These vehicles feature a 4x2 standard chassis with a gross vehicle weight of 19 tonnes, an Active Day standard cab with a low roof, 340 hp 9-litre Euro VI-compliant CNG engine. Equipped with four gas tanks on both sides, each with a gravimetric filling volume of 80 kg, these trucks offer a total CNG capacity of 160 kg, providing a range of up to 670 km.

In addition, the order includes 17 trucks, featuring an AS260S46Y/FS CM CNG swap body chassis designed for inter-hub transport. These vehicles are equipped with a 6x2 standard chassis, a steered trailing axle, the Active Space cab, and a 460 hp 13-litre Euro VI-compliant CNG engine. With CNG tanks having a gravimetric filling volume totaling 240 kg, these trucks offer an extended range of up to 1000 km.

Bio-CNG is a sustainable renewable fuel obtained from waste and residual materials. Using bio-CNG, DHL will significantly reduce its CO2 emissions by up to 95% compared with a diesel truck – and will be able to even achieve a negative carbon footprint up to -120% if sourced from manure, IVECO said.