Gasrec, Europe’s leading supplier of liquefied gas for road transport, has confirmed that the UK’s first DAF Euro 6 dual-fuel heavy goods vehicle, an XF Euro 6, 12.8 litre, 450hp small midlift, will be displayed on the company’s stand at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show, on 14-16 April at the NEC Birmingham.
Gasrec’s stand, which the company is sharing with DIESELGAS, will reflect the growth in popularity of both liquid and compressed natural gas vehicle fuels and the increasingly strategic infrastructure supporting them across the UK road network. It will be an essential visit for any retail and logistics companies planning future fleet investments.
Chris Thornycroft Smith, Gasrec non-executive director, explains: “It has been tremendously exciting to see the success of this first DAF Euro 6 conversion to dual-fuel. It comes at a time when we have a host of vehicle manufacturers moving forward with their R&D programmes to advance the development of gas vehicles for the future as demand for this commercially and environmentally advantageous technology grows.”
DIESELGAS (formerly Prins Autogas) is the first company to successfully convert a new DAF Euro 6 vehicle to run on dual-fuel (compressed natural gas and diesel). The innovation provides a solution to the difficulties facing the dual-fuel vehicle technology industry in adapting a Euro 6 type vehicle to run using this carbon saving technology.
Throughout the show, Gasrec’s specialists will be on hand to advise fleet operators on the logistical, technical, environmental and commercial benefits of introducing gas to their fleets. Experts from DIESELGAS will be available to explain the technology behind the engine modifications on the DAF Euro 6 dual-fuel conversion. Also available will be details of the UK’s growing strategic refuelling infrastructure and the integrated supply chain that supports this network.
Gasrec is Europe’s largest supplier of low emission Liquefied Natural Gas in Europe, fuelling over 60% of gas powered HGVs on UK roads from 10 strategically located filling stations. The company pioneered the development of low emission bio-LNG (liquefied landfill biomethane and LNG) for transport and it continues to work collaboratively with every element of the NGV supply chain to encourage new users and ensure gas fuel is widely available.