India’s first Liquified Pure Fuel (LNG) fuelled vans manufactured by Blue Vitality Motors have begun business operations for JK Lakshmi Cement, one in all India’s main cement corporations.
The primary fleet of LNG vans was flagged off from JK Lakshmi Cement’s Sirohi plant in Rajasthan, headed for for the clinker grinding unit at Surat, Gujarat. JK Lakshmi Cement is the primary cement firm in India to deploy LNG vans for long-haul transportation of uncooked supplies.
Anirudh Bhuwalka, CEO, Blue Vitality Motors stated: ‘’Sustainability shouldn’t be a alternative anymore however a obligatory lifestyle. We’re delighted to share our imaginative and prescient of revolutionising India’s inexperienced trucking business with JK Lakshmi Cement. The infra business could be very carefully linked to vans, and such adoptions institute belief and instill confidence that may ultimately pave the way in which in the direction of a carbon-neutral setting. Our vans have been designed and conceptualised with Indian situations and local weather necessities.”
L-R: Arun Shukla, President & Director JK Lakshmi Cement and Prakhar Saxena, CMO, Blue Vitality Motors with an LNG-fuelled BE5528 truck.
Elaborating on the initiative, Arun Shukla, President & Director, JK Lakshmi Cement Restricted, stated, “Our nation is aiming to scale back the carbon depth of the nation’s economic system by lower than 45% by the top of the last decade, and obtain net-zero carbon emissions by 2070. JK Lakshmi Cement absolutely helps this imaginative and prescient. We’ve taken a number of steps to scale back each direct and oblique carbon emissions. Deploying LNG vans of Blue Vitality Motors is our first step in the direction of sustainable transportation as LNG is a wonderful inexperienced various for fossil gasoline.”
The market entry of Blue Vitality Motors’ LNG-fueled vans began with the introduction of the BE5528 tractor as the primary mannequin. In keeping with the corporate. “the vans have been designed to ship best-in-class TCO with unmatched reliability and next-generation telematics system for gross sales and comfy long-haul drives.”
The BE5528 makes use of an FPT Industrial multipoint stoichiometric combustion engine to make sure best-in-class gasoline consumption and decrease noise than diesel engines. Round end-September 2022, FPT Industrial, the world powertrain model of the Iveco Group, acquired a minority stake in Blue Vitality Motors.
With 280hp energy and 1000 Nm torque, it is likely one of the strongest pure fuel vans on the Indian market. The BE5528 truck has the business’s first 990-litre gasoline tank which gives the vary of as much as 1,400km in a single fill. Given this lengthy vary, points pertaining to vary anxiousness are effectively taken care of and with the upcoming LNG shelling out community, adequate protection throughout key routes within the nation can be out there with out want of frequent refilling.
The corporate, which has an put in capability to supply 10,000 vans each year, inaugurated its manufacturing plant at Chakan, Pune on September 2 this yr.