Primele camioane echipate cu motoare alimentate cu GPL au fost livrate de Mercedes-Benz companiei de supermarket-uri ALDI SÜD. In Germania autovehiculele alimentate cu GPL sunt scutite de o parte de taxe, in plus transportatorii se bucura si de o economie consistenta rezultata din pretul mai mic al gazului lichefiat. Mercedes-Benz Econic sunt echipate cu motoare silentioase si o cutie de viteze cu sase rapoarte. Vehiculul din imaginea de mai jos este un semi-trailer cu acoperis inalt si incinta frigorifica. Mai multe in comunicatul de presa atasat.
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Mönchengladbach/ Wörth – The first Mercedes-Benz Econic with NGT (Natural Gas Technology) for food distribution operations has been handed over to the ALDI SÜD group of companies in Mönchengladbach. The vehicle is a semitrailer tractor with a high roof and a refrigerated semitrailer. To honour its environment tal responsibilities in the areas of procurement and distribution, ALDI SÜD decided in favour of an environmentally friendly natural gas engine – this is now being put to the test with this vehicle.
City logistics and natural gas power for environmentally sensitive urban areas
ALDI SÜD uses the new Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT to supply its branches on the left bank of the Lower Rhine from the central warehouse in Mönchengladbach. Traffic-calming zones, narrow entrances, illegally parked cars, increasing environmental regulations and access restrictions – as well as enormous time pressure – mean that city logistics make heavy demands on both the driver and vehicle. A modern distribution vehicle must therefore meet high requirements with respect to load capacity, manoeuvrability, environmental compatibility and economy. Lower CO2 emissions versus comparable, diesel powered vehicles, CO2-neutral operation when biogas is used as a fuel, zero particulate emissions and a low noise level – all these are the ecological benefits of the Econic NGT. Power is transferred by a six-speed automatic transmission. The vehicle meets the stringent EEV emission standard (Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle), and is therefore entitled to bear the „Blue Angel” environmental emblem.