Thomas Hilse, IVECO Brand President, took the opportunity during his official visit with Matteo Arcese, Executive President of the Arcese Group to the company’s new site in Basiano, to hand over 20 new Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)-fuelled IVECO S-WAY NP tractors. Also present at the handover were Emanuele Arcese, the Group’s Business Road Freight FTL Director, and Technical Director Carlo La Corte, as well as IVECO’s Business Director for the Italian market, Mihai Daderlat.
The vehicles chosen by the Arcese Group are true game changers in connected, efficient transport thanks to their advanced technology and outstanding services combined with a highly competitive Total Cost of Ownership. In addition, they benefit from IVECO’s industry-leading natural gas technology, which makes them extremely sustainable.
Matteo Arcese, Executive President of the Arcese Group, commented about the recent expansion of the Group’s fleet: “We’ve always paid special attention to sustainability. Reducing the emissions in our operations is a goal we increasingly share with our customers. Constantly updating our fleet and investing in vehicles that run on alternative fuels are just two examples of the steps we’re taking in this direction. We chose IVECO because we think IVECO S-WAY are some of the best LNG-fuelled tractors on the market for power, autonomy and reliability, which makes them ideally suited to the demands of our heavy, long-distance transport services.”
Thomas Hilse, Brand President of IVECO, stated: “We would like to thank the Arcese Group for placing their trust in our IVECO Brand once again. We admire the company’s far-sightedness: over the years it has turned it into the productive, highly innovative group we see today. IVECO has been Arcese’s fellow traveller on much of its path, forging a relationship of mutual trust and collaboration. We are honoured to be a part of the sustainable growth of its fleet, with a cutting-edge vehicle where technology, services and sustainability work together seamlessly to respect the environment.”
The supplied vehicles are equipped with the 460-horsepower Natural Power CURSOR 13 engine, class-leading 12-speed HI-TRONIX gearbox and two 440-litre LNG tanks, one on either side. They also feature IVECO HI-CRUISE, a predictive driving system that uses GPS mapping to adjust the gear selection and adaptive cruise control. Combined with the advanced gas power technology, this helps significantly cut fuel consumption and emissions, reducing NO2 by 90% and PM by 95%. The trucks are set up to run on biomethane, a fuel generated from existing renewable sources, which makes them a perfect example of circular economy with a 95% reduction of CO2 compared their diesel equivalents. The quiet operation in silent mode lowers engine noise to 71 dB(A), paving the way for night-time urban operation. The excellent range – 1,600 kilometres for those fitted with 540-litre tanks – enables range-anxiety free transport across Europe even over long distances. In addition, the IVECO S-WAY combines technology and design to provide a superior driving experience and is testament to IVECO’s and Arcese’s care for the drivers’ well-being.
An important technological asset of the vehicles is the Connectivity Box, which keeps the vehicles connected to specialists from IVECO’s Control Room, who monitor the vehicles at all times. This enables efficient planning of maintenance and repairs and helps prevent unplanned stops. The Ecofleet, Driving Style Evaluation (DSE) and Driver Attention Support (DAS) systems, further contribute to reducing the Total Cost of Ownership.
The new IVECO S-WAY NPs are also the very first tractors in Arcese’s brand-new colours. This restyling underlines the brand’s identity, linking it to the company’s history and values while looking ahead to the future, as the company promotes ever more sustainable logistics and transport.
Aftersales assistance is provided by IVECO dealer Officine Brennero, which supports customers from four sites and a network of workshops in the provinces of Trento, Verona, Mantua, Pordenone, Udine, Trieste and Gorizia.