alternative fuels

Natural gas is the most eco-friendly fuel for internal combustion engines. It improves local air quality nearly eliminating potentially harmful pollutants, it mitigates global warming by significantly reducing CO2 emissions, and it also lowers engine noise. These eco-benefits come together with a competitive TCO – thanks to the well-tested reliability and fuel economy of our stoichiometric technology.

Our natural gas engines are Diesel-based, and can deliver same torque output, and therefore same performance as Diesel.

FPT Industrial offers today the broadest natural gas engine range on the market, offering solutions from 136 to 460 hp for the equipment of light, medium, and heavy vehicles.

F1, NEF and Cursor engines can be powered by natural gas in its compressed (CNG), liquefied (LNG), or renewable form (bio-methane). Biomethane is the best alternative fuel in terms of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) generation with CO2 emissions up to 100% lower than Diesel.

​All natural gas models adopt air-to-air charge cooler and turbocharger with waste-gate valve, assuring prompt transient response. Multipoint sequential injection guarantees very stable combustion. The new Cursor 9 CNG/LNG is the first alternative-fuel engine specifically designed for international goods transport, offering 18% more power than direct competitors, record power density and best-in-class weight-to-power ratio.

Fuel cost savings amount to up to 30% compared to Diesel, thanks to the fact that both CNG and LNG are significantly less expensive than Diesel in most European Countries. Adaptation to a wide range of gas quality also maximizes engine flexibility.

​FPT Industrial boasts over 20 years experience in natural gas technology, and has been first to adopt the stoichiometric technology that now is standard in the sector. High reliability and serviceability contribute to low maintenance cost together with best in class oil change intervals up to 75,000 km.

​To comply with Euro VI standards, our natural gas engines do not need EGR, SCR, or DPF but rely on a simple 3-way catalyst: a converter located at the end of the exhaust pipe, based on an integrated structure plated with Platinum, Palladium, and Rodium catalyzers. This compact and cost-effective after-treatment system contributes to make natural gas Total Cost of Ownership very competitive.