South West Truck & Van launches a CNG-powered 6x2 S-WAY NP with a 350 mile range

Will Shiers
June 15, 2022

South West Truck & Van has launched the UK’s first CNG-powered 6x2 tractor unit.

The S-WAY NP, which is adapted in-house by the Iveco dealer, is powered by a 460hp Cursor 13 petrol engine. It features a lightweight second axle, and a pair of 350-litre carbon fibre gas tanks made by Hexagon Agility. Pressurised to 250 bar, the tanks are 70% lighter than steel, and help to give the tractor an unladen weight of 8 tonnes. It has a maximum range of 350 miles between fills.

According to Javier Rodriguez fleet & specialist vehicle director at South West Truck & Van, the dealership is expecting to sell between 150 and 200 units per annum. He says with biogas currently costing 91p per kg, a typical operator covering 150,000km per annum, is likely to see a payback within 18 months. 

South West Truck & Van already has customers lined up, including Romac Logistics, Freight Systems Express Wales (FSEW) and Campeys of Selby.

  • The new truck was launched at CNG Fuels’ new Avonmouth site. Claimed to be the world’s largest public access bio CNG truck filling station, this is the ninth site the company has opened in the UK.

Iveco will be exhibiting at Road Transport Expo at NAEC Stoneleigh (30 June to 2 July), and one of its 4x2 S-WAY NPs will be taking part in the Ride & Drive. Register now for FREE

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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