Blue Energy Motors wins 100 LNG-truck order from CONCOR

Leading containerised multimodal logistics services company to deploy Blue Energy Motors’ BE 5528+ LNG trucks which have a 1,400km range on a single fill.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 29 Aug 2023 Views icon5841 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Blue Energy Motors has announced that it has secured an order from Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR) for the supply of 100 LNG-powered trucks. A Navratna PSU under the Ministry of Railways, CONCOR is among India's leading containerised multimodal logistics services companies and helps develop multimodal transport and logistics infrastructure to support India's growing domestic and international trade.

Anirudh Bhuwalka, CEO of Blue Energy Motors, said, "This is a significant step towards providing momentum to India's green trucking revolution with our cutting-edge LNG-powered heavy-duty long-haul trucks. Our state-of-the-art LNG trucks will help CONCOR establish a more sustainable and environmentally conscious transportation ecosystem. Our green trucks are poised to lead up to a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions within the CONCOR fleet while delivering higher productivity and lower total cost of ownership. With this development, we envision to catalyse a paradigm shift in the logistics sector to inspire other players to embrace greener alternatives."

Blue Energy Motors introduced the BE 5528+LNG tractor as the first model, marking its entry into the green energy-fuelled heavy-duty truck industry. According to the company, the BE 5528+LNG trucks feature top-notch performance, a cutting-edge telematics system, and an ergonomically designed cabin for secure, comfortable long-distance travel with best-in-class TCO.

The BE 5528+ uses FPT Industrial's (IVECO Group) multipoint stoichiometric combustion engine for best-in-class fuel efficiency and quieter operation than diesel engines. FPT Industrial has a minority stake in Blue Energy Motors.

The BE 5528+ truck, equipped with a 990-litre cryogenic LNG tank, has an  up to 1,400km range on a single fill. (Images: Blue Energy Motors)

Blue Energy claims it “is the best natural gas vehicle available on the Indian market”, with 280 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque. The truck has the first 990-litre cryogenic LNG tank in its class, giving it an up to 1,400km range on a single fill. Given this long travel range, range anxiety problems are kept at bay with the upcoming LNG dispensing network, adequate coverage across essential routes in India will be available without frequent refilling, states Blue Energy Motors. 

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