Ashok Leyland announced the delivery of India’s first LNG-powered haulage truck – AVTR 1922 to Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL) in Hosur. “This is a significant step from Ashok Leyland towards a sustainable and eco-friendly future of the Indian transportation industry,” according to the manufacturer.
With this milestone, Ashok Leyland becomes the first Indian OEM to unveil an in-house LNG engine compliant with BSVI Stage II emission standards. It also further strengthens its extensive product portfolio by venturing into the alternative fuel segment, setting new standards in the Indian commercial vehicle industry.
“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 alternate energy space will not only provide eco-conscious solutions but also ensure long-term profitability for our esteemed customers,” said Sanjeev Kumar, President- MHCV, Ashok Leyland.
The AVTR 1922, powered by LNG, is built on the AVTR platform (India’s first and only fully modular truck platform) and shares a high degree of commonality with Ashok Leyland’s existing diesel truck range.
The AVTR 1922 LNG powered truck features a proven 6-cylinder H-series engine, and its performance has been optimized for Indian operating conditions.
Source: Ashok Leyland