Iveco has entered into a partnership with the renowned German supermarket chain Edeka to shift its fleet to LNG.
The collaboration aims to transition the entire fleet from diesel-powered vehicles to liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion by 2025. Under the plan, Iveco will supply a total of 700 IVECO S-WAY LNG trucks to support Edeka’s sustainability goals.
Edeka has already taken significant strides towards a sustainable supply chain by placing orders for the first 275 Iveco S-Way LNG trucks, to be delivered between 2022 and 2023. These new additions will join the existing green fleet, which already operates 80 LNG-powered Ivecos. To facilitate this transition, the supermarket giant has established its first Bio-LNG filling station at the Edeka logistics center in Lauenau, Germany.
“By 2025, we want to convert our entire truck fleet - about 700 vehicles - to Iveco LNG trucks and run 100 percent on bio-LNG,” said Mark Rosenkranz, spokesman for the board of Edeka. ”Our truck fleet is the backbone of all our logistics operations and thus the backbone of food supply in our distribution area. The switch to Bio-LNG is a key lever in reducing our CO2 footprint.”
Giandomenico Fioretti, Head of Alternative Propulsion at Iveco Truck Business Unit, emphasised the importance of Bio-LNG as a scalable renewable fuel. He highlighted how Iveco’s advanced technology contributes to lowering CO2 emissions and noise pollution, making emission-free road freight transport a reality for Edeka.
The initial order consists of 220 Iveco S-Way LNG 3-axle rigid chassis with refrigerated box bodies and 55 S-Way LNG tractor units. The 3-axle chassis models feature a fully air-suspended 6x2 standard chassis with a gross weight of 26 tonnes, a spacious Active Space cab, a 460 hp Cursor 13 gas engine compliant with Euro VI Step E emission standards, and a 540-liter LNG tank capable of holding at least 195 kilograms of liquid bio-LNG. These vehicles offer a range of up to 800 kilometers.