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07 Nov 2023

Ashok Leyland Launches India's First LNG-Powered Truck

By News Date 07 Nov 2023

Ashok Leyland Launches India's First LNG-Powered Truck

India's Leading CV Manufacturer, Ashok Leyland, Takes a Bold Step Towards an Eco-Friendly Future

In India's transportation industry, Ashok Leyland is leading in commercial vehicle manufacture. Ashok Leyland, the flagship of Hinduja Group, has marked a significant milestone by delivering the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered haulage truck – the AVTR 1922. This delivery was made to Mahanagar Gas Limited in Hosur, setting a new standard in the pursuit of sustainable & eco-friendly transportation solutions.

The AVTR 1922 marks a momentous occasion as Ashok Leyland becomes the first Indian Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Also, it comes with an in-house LNG engine compliant with BSVI Stage II emission standards. Furthermore, Ashok Leyland's latest achievement showcases its commitment to sustainable transportation and innovation. 

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, President of MHCV at Ashok Leyland, expressed his delight on the occasion. He stated, "We are delighted to deliver the first batch of AVTR 1922 LNG-powered haulage truck to Mahanagar Gas Limited. Our steadfast commitment revolves around the dynamic needs of customers in the ever-evolving world of sustainable transportation. For over a decade, we have been at the forefront of the alternative energy landscape, beginning with our groundbreaking CNG buses. We firmly believe that our innovations in alternative energy space will not only provide eco-conscious solutions but also ensure long-term profitability for our esteemed customers."

The AVTR 1922 comes with Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) and is built on the AVTR platform. Notably, it shares a high degree of commonality with Ashok Leyland's existing diesel truck range. This design choice streamlines service and maintenance processes, ensuring convenience and efficiency for customers.

Key features of the AVTR 1922 LNG-powered truck include:

  • A proven 6-cylinder H-series engine.
  • Built on the AVTR platform, India's first and only fully modular truck platform
  • Performance optimised for Indian operating conditions
  • Factory-built cabin that meets all safety norms.
  • Full metal front fascia for increased safety and easy reparability.

Ashok Leyland's foray into the LNG-powered truck segment represents a remarkable step toward a more sustainable future. Furthermore, this effort not only demonstrates their commitment but also sets new standards for the Indian CV industry.

The introduction of the AVTR 1922 LNG-powered truck stands as a testament to the power of innovation and development to make a positive impact on the environment. Furthermore, this momentous occasion is likely to inspire further advancements in sustainable transportation within India and beyond.

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