INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY (I)
OUR INDUSTRY IS EXPERIENCING AN EVER ACCELERATING RATE AND GROWING MAGNITUDE OF CHANGE, FUELED BY TRENDS SUCH AS ALTERNATIVE PROPULSION, DIGITALIZATION, AUTOMATION AND SERVITIZATION. WE ARE COMMITTED TO INNOVATING AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS TO LEAD IN THE SECTORS IN WHICH WE OPERATE”
ALTERNATIVE PROPULSIONS: A MULTI-POWER APPROACH
Since building its first diesel truck engine in 1908, FPT Industrial has endeavored to increase the efficiency of its products. In the past 15 years, amid growing concerns over emissions and noise pollution, it has also invested in finding new ways to power them.
In 2011, the brand launched one of its breakthrough technologies, the patented HI-eSCR (high efficiency Selective Catalytic Reduction) system, which offers a unique solution to meeting stringent emission standards. FPT Industrial's task is to engineer efficiency by finding the right mix of technologies for different applications.
Diesel powered vehicles offer the best in class advanced solutions in almost all segments:
- Operational efficiency in terms of fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions reduction
- Proprietary Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technologies with 13 registered patents
- SCR delivers enhanced safety and efficiency, reduced PM and achieves a NOx reduction of up to 98%
- Ongoing research to further increase vehicle efficienciency and productivity
Natural Gas is a key step towards future zero CO₂ emission propulsions
- Biomethane solutions for all the segments
- Research on alternative fuels/biofuels for the lowest possible CO₂ emissions
Wide range of technologies
- New e-axles, diesel-hybrid and gas hybrid powertrains
- Full electric propulsions as long-term solutions for zero-emission vehicles, mainly for urban missions
- Hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion as a solution for long distance missions
- Battery Packs as modular solutions for all main applications in hybrid or Battery Electric Vehicle configurations in all segments
The C16 1000: the Guiness World Record-setting powerboat engine with 277.5 km/h
The off-road N67 Natural Gas engine offers Diesel-like performance and reduced CO₂ emissions
F28 Hybrid, a modular and multi-power engine for off-road applications
Fiat produces its first truck engine, a 6.37 liter with four cylinders and 24 hp
Fiat production of industrial diesel engines begins
The company patents direct fuel injection technology for diesel engines, still in use today
First manufacturer to use a turbocharger on diesel truck engines
The first manufacturer to introduce its patented Common Rail Technology on Industrial Engines for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV)
FPT develops key technologies such as the Multiair system, the second generation Multijet, the Dual Dry Clutch Transmission and SCR Selective Catalytic Reduction technologies
Production of Compressed Natural Gas engines for light commercial vehicles starts
Launch of the Cursor 9 NG engine, the world’s first 9 liter natural gas engine
Launch of the Cursor 13 NG, the most powerful 100% natural gas engine on the market
Presentation of the Cursor X engine prototype
The FPT Industrial Research & Development center in Arbon, Switzerland – home of leading innovations in the field of engine and powertrain technologies
NATURAL GAS IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
PROVEN EXPERTISE IN NATURAL GAS POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGIES
CNH Industrial’s brands' commitment to sustainability and innovation is reflected in their long history in developing and commercializing natural gas powered vehicles.
Since pioneering natural gas technology some 20 years ago, FPT Industrial has produced more than 60,000 natural gas engines to date, running on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). With a 70% market share in Europe, FPT Industrial has the largest natural gas engine portfolio on the market.
IVECO S-WAY Natural Power
IVECO BUS Crossway
There are more than 40,000 natural gas-powered vehicles from CNH Industrial’s truck and bus brands IVECO and IVECO BUS on the road today, making them the absolute European leaders in their segments.
Capital cities as diverse as Astana, Baku, Madrid and Paris have chosen natural gas-powered IVECO BUS fleets to transport their citizens. CNH Industrial and IVECO are also working with world governments, such as those of Israel and Japan, and with European countries to develop alternative fuel and natural gas-based technologies and infrastructures.
As a result today IVECO, IVECO BUS and Heuliez Bus are able to offer a full range of methane-powered commercial vehicles and buses which provide all the benefits of natural gas.
ADVANTAGES OF NATURAL GAS
- Reduction of NO₂ emissions by up to 90%, and particulate matter weight by 95%
- Decreases CO₂ by up to 95% with biomethane*
- Reduced Total Cost of Ownership and same performance as diesel engines
- Liquified Natural Gas for heavy duty commercial ranges with 1,600 km of autonomy
* Note: Well-to-Wheel measure
IVECO Eurocargo Natural Power
ELECTROMOBILITY IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLES
CNH Industrial has a long tradition in the electric vehicle sector, with the first IVECO Daily Electric, in fact, dating back to 1986. Electrified vehicle technologies represent the next step in CNH Industrial’s decarbonization strategy, not as an alternative but rather as a means to further improve the performance, efficiency, and sustainability of internal combustion solutions.
The technology will feature different characteristics depending on vehicle missions.
A wide range of vehicles with innovative hybrid and full electric propulsion systems offer fuel consumption savings and emissions reductions for sustainable mobility.
IVECO BUS E-Way by HEULIEZ
IVECO Daily electric
These systems include:
- A complete electric bus offering with Overnight Charge, Opportunity Charge and In-Motion-Charge
- e-Axle for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and fuel cell heavy duty applications for more efficiencies on tractions
- Advanced and integrated propulsion control system with dedicated software
- Battery packs for light commercial vehicles, buses, hybrid and full electric applications
- Fuel Cell powertrain for long haul heavy commercial vehicles
The Nikola TRE is the first Battery Electric Vehicle for the European markets jointly developed by IVECO and FPT Industrial in partnership with Nikola Motor Company.
The vehicle is built on the IVECO S-WAY heavy-duty truck platform and it integrates Nikola’s advanced electric technology and infotainment system.
- Its modular battery system will have a total capacity of up to 720 kWh, customizable for different customer missions
- The electric driveline will deliver 480 kW of continuous power output with 1,800 Nm peak torque
- The battery electric version will be introduced to the market in 2021
- The fuel-cell electric version, built on the same platform, will be tested for an expected market launch in 2023
The Nikola TRE
A HISTORY OF INNOVATION
Magirus invents the two-wheel-sliding “Ulmer Ladder”
Magirus produces the first self-driven steam fire pump
Magirus produces “water wagons”, the earliest predecessors of tank pumpers
First antilock brake system, forerunner to ABS. First light truck with independent front suspension
First light truck with diesel direct injection
First hybrid bus concept
IVECO introduces its first light CNG commercial vehicle
Magirus develops the no-swing turntable ladder with CS (Computer Stabilized) technology
The IVECO Daily Electric enters the market
Magirus launches the world’s highest turntable ladder, with working height of 68 meters
IVECO participates in the world’s first Truck Platooning Challenge
IVECO launches the first CNG vehicle with an 8-speed automatic gearbox in the LCV industry
IVECO and FPT Industrial, in partnership with Nikola Motor Company, unveil the prototype of the Nikola TRE, the first Battery Electric heavy-duty truck
NATURAL GAS IN AGRICULTURE
THE NEW HOLLAND METHANE TRACTOR AND THE ENERGY INDEPENDENT FARM
New Holland Agriculture has been working with alternative fuels for the last 14 years. The brand is a leading proponent of sustainable agriculture, which led to the world’s first 100% methane-powered production tractor, the T6 Methane Power, that will be commercialized in 2021.
The T6 Methane Power tractor is the culmination of New Holland’s pioneering work on the use of alternative fuels, and is a significant step forward on the path to decarbonizing agriculture.
The world’s first production T6 Methane Power Tractor has received a lot of interest from biogas plant operators and suppliers, and also farmers with access to the gas network, thanks to the economic and practical advantages it offers. Municipalities are also expressing interest in adding the tractor to their fleet of natural gas vehicles to further reduce their emissions footprint.
The T6 Methane Power delivers the same performance of its Diesel equivalent and it features a max power of 180HP and max torque of 740Nm.
In 2021 the brand presented a new prototype, the TK Methane Power, a specialist vineyard crawler tractor powered by the FPT Industrial F28 Natural Gas engine. The unit will be used to harvest the first CO₂ emission free Barolo wine at the renowned Fontanafredda vineyard in Piedmont, Italy.
The brand is promoting a circular economy in agriculture and the T6 Methane Power tractor plays a key role in New Holland’s Energy Independent Farm Concept, closing the loop of a true circular economy, from fields to energy generation and back to fields – a complete CO₂-neutral cycle.
The T6 Methane Power Tractor
The TK Methane Power
The Energy Independent Farm Concept
Farmers can generate biomethane from waste products and use this sustainable fuel to power their T6 Methane Power tractor, thus reducing CO₂ emissions by up to 95%*. Farmers can also achieve a reduction of NO₂ emissions by up to 90% and of particulate matter weight by 95%, additionally they can also lower drive-by noise by 50%.
Livestock and dairy farmers can take this virtuous cycle even further by producing biomethane from manure, which subtracts CO₂ from the environment, resulting in a carbon-negative footprint. Farmers can also use the by-products of biodigestion as natural fertilisers on their fields, closing the circular economy loop.
For further information, consult the press release here.
* Note: Well-to-Wheel measure
ELECTRIFICATION IN AGRICULTURE
THE STEYR KONZEPT
Together with FPT Industrial, STEYR undertook a project study to develop the STEYR Konzept, a new concept tractor which combines innovative technologies, sustainability and efficiency to create the tractor of the future.
This innovative vehicle revolves around a modular hybrid electric drive with a high-efficiency diesel engine, a generator, and five electric motors, which are part of the future vision for agricultural machinery.
The STEYR Konzept offers a wide range of benefits:
- Compact design and fewer moving parts to deliver optimal energy flow, reduced losses
- All electric motors are connected so that power is always available where it is needed the most
- An e-torque boost supplies additional energy at peak power, resulting in a highly efficient continuously variable electric drive
- Tractor hydraulics and PTO are electrically driven, with the latter allowing variable engine speeds as well as reversing
- Thanks to its electric motors, there is an option to recover and store energy, which can be done when the machine is in descent for example.
For further information, consult the press release here.
ELECTRIFICATION IN CONSTRUCTION
In the Construction segment, key customer needs include lower annual operating costs and reduced maintenance and fuel costs. Customers seek performance improvements enabled by the high torque availability, as well as zero emissions and low noise for indoor operations.
The electrification in the construction equipment and the growing focus on sustainable power sources are driving forces for CASE Construction Equipment and for public and private fleet owners worldwide.
CASE 580 EV BACKHOE LOADER
In March 2020, CASE presented the 580 EV (Electric Vehicle), also known as “Project Zeus”, the industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader.
The CASE 580 EV matches its diesel counterparts on power and performance. It also has considerably lower daily operating costs while producing zero emissions – motivating factors for utility and government contractors incentivized to work with equipment that leverages alternative fuels and lowers emissions.
The backhoe loader is ideal for electrification with battery sized for typical 8-hour day (400 volts), and four-hour continuous heavy usage range.
Municipalities and city governments have already expressed their interest thanks to the benefits of this technology solution.
CASE manufactures a complete line of road building equipment, including graders
CASE introduces the first factory-integrated backhoe loader
CASE introduces the first CASE integrated four- wheel drive wheel loader
CASE begins skid steer loader production
CASE is the first manufacturer to offer Ride Control™ on skid steer loaders
CASE presents world’s first methane-powered wheel loader at Bauma Exhibition, Munich, Germany
CASE launches the 580 EV, the construction industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader
CNH Industrial is a global leader in the capital goods sector that, through its various businesses, designs, produces and sells agricultural and construction equipment, trucks, commercial vehicles, buses and specialty vehicles, in addition to a broad portfolio of powertrain applications.
CNH Industrial N.V. Corporate Office: 25 St. James's Street London, SW1A 1HA United Kingdom
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