By Automotive World.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and CNH Industrial – Official Global Partners of Expo Milano 2015 and European leaders in natural gas engine technology – announce a new partnership with Air Liquide, world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health. Together with Air Liquide, FCA and CNH Industrial have launched a project at Expo to promote the introduction of biomethane throughout infrastructure networks in Europe. Presently, in Italy, biomethane is still not accessible as a fuel to the public.
At Expo 2015, the central theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is interpreted by both companies as an act of making informed choices, promoting sustainable lifestyles, using the latest technologies and finding a balance between availability and consumption of resources. FCA has provided a fleet of vehicles that includes 50 Fiat 500L Natural Power (methane/petrol) vehicles. These vehicles are to be used by the delegations of the participating countries for car sharing activities. CNH Industrial’s Iveco Bus brand has provided a fleet of seven Urbanway 12-metre buses powered by environmentally-friendly compressed natural gas (CNG) engines. These will be used for visitor transportation within the Expo site. All of these vehicles are also equipped to run on biomethane.