Firm calls for integrated approach to reduce CO2 emissions
Natural gas, hybrid and plug-in technology is the way forward for Iveco in reducing carbon dioxide emissions from its road transport vehicles, a senior executive said at an industry event in Brussels on Wednesday.
Speaking at the European Automobile Manufacturers Association’s “Reducing CO2 from road transport together” event in the Belgian and EU capital, Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, said Iveco is committed to working together with all stakeholders to address environmental issues.
In his speech at a panel discussion on “How can we best work together to reduce CO2 emissions from road transport?”, Lahutte outlined the benefits of hybrid technologies and cleaner fuels.
“A comprehensive, integrated approach is fundamental to tackling higher levels of CO2 emission reduction and doing this in a cost-effective way. Alternative powertrains for transport must be seen in the broader context, carefully balanced with European efforts towards sustainable growth and competitiveness,” Lahutte said.
When placed alongside all current forms of alternative traction today, natural gas is the solution which offers one of the most favourable compromises between emissions, operating costs and performance, he added.