The manufacturer is launching the D Wide CNG, which operates equally well on CNG or biomethane. Renault Trucks has been developing and selling vehicles running on CNG for its distribution offering since 2004.
The D Wide CNG is equipped with the new Euro 6 NGT9 6 cylinder engine with a displacement of 9 L and a power rating of 320 hp. This engine offers dynamic qualities and driving comfort on a par with that of a diesel engine, while at the same time providing higher torque (1,356 Nm) and lower noise levels. The model is available in two configurations: rigid 4×2, 19 t and rigid 6×2, 26 t.
The brand new truck features a fully automatic Allison series 3200 gearbox, perfectly adapted to refuse collection applications. Like the diesel version, the D Wide CNG has a gearbox which automatically switches from neutral to driving mode and vice versa. This allows the driver to activate the tipper without having to manually change into neutral.
For fuelling, the D Wide CNG offers connections to the NGV1 and NGV 2 standards in order to meet the requirements of gas suppliers in Europe.
Like company’s diesel vehicles, the natural gas power truck is produced at Blainville-sur-Orne, in the Calvados Déparetment of France, and serviced and maintained by the Renault Trucks network throughout Europe.
Source: Renault Trucks.