The two companies signed an agreement for technological and commercial cooperation in order to contribute to the decarbonisation of the transport sector both in Italy and internationally by developing biomobility (biogas and natural gas) and hydrogen.
FPT Industrial and IVECO, are two CNH Industrial N.V. brands that design and manufacture powertrains and commercial vehicles respectively. Snam is one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure operators.
Engines + infrastructure + service
Firstly, the understanding calls for a collaboration between the three partners – active along the entire supply chain, from engines (with FPT Industrial) and commercial vehicles (IVECO) to distribution infrastructure and services (Snam, via Snam4Mobility) – to promote the central role of mobility with natural gas (bioCNG and bioLNG) and hydrogen. This will include innovative business models aimed at offering end-to-end solutions for light- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, as well as buses.
The aim is to develop integrated sustainable mobility to promote further use of alternative drive vehicles, with a shared strategy of collaborative development of vehicles and distribution network. In this way, the collaboration will also focus on compiling studies designed to plan and experiment with innovative refuelling solutions, technologies and infrastructure for fleets and professional customers.
Collaborating on sustainable mobility projects
Furthermore, FPT Industrial, IVECO and Snam plan to collaborate on sustainable mobility projects in the field of local public transport and public utility. Within this context, further initiatives combining engagement and advocacy with institutions at a regional, national and European level will aim to facilitate the expansion of sustainable mobility solutions based on natural gas and hydrogen.
Alessio Torelli, CEO of Snam4Mobility, stated: “With this agreement, we aim to strengthen the role of natural gas as an immediate solution for reducing emissions, leveraging Italian leadership in this sector, and to develop biomethane, and subsequently hydrogen, as key solutions for sustainable mobility in the future, particularly in the case of heavy-duty vehicles.
Widespread distribution infrastructure
Through Snam4Mobility, we are building an increasingly widespread distribution infrastructure which is already at the service of biomobility and will soon be for hydrogen. Through our commercial partnerships, such as the one we are undertaking with FPT Industrial and IVECO, we want to collaborate with key players in the sector to grow and develop technology within the value chain at an international level, helping to reduce polluting emissions and achieve climate change objectives for the benefit of the community”.
“This collaboration with Snam represents a further step forwards in IVECO’s commitment to sustainable mobility and is an opportunity to develop the necessary infrastructure within the Italian supply chain”.Marco Liccardo, Vice President, Medium & Heavy Trucks Global Product Line, IVECO.
Being pioneers in developing the best technology
“We have always been pioneers in the field of alternative engines and we have 20 years’ experience developing natural gas technology. We are a market leader, having sold more than 50,000 methane and biomethane engines and boast the most powerful, 100% natural gas engine for industrial vehicles: the Cursor 13 with 460 HP. Already now, our biomethane powered engines can reduce CO2 emissions close to zero, supporting the challenge against climate change. We believe that hydrogen is key in the medium and long term, particularly for the long-distance transport sector.”Pierpaolo Biffali, Vice President Product Engineering, FPT Industrial
The agreement may be subject to further binding agreements, in which the parties will outline the terms and conditions for the implementation of projects.