FPT Industrial has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of low-environmental impact industrial engines and the brand is joining the world’s most innovative trade fair, CES 2022 in Las Vegas, to showcase its revolutionary concepts for future mobility and sustainable industrial transport. In a related, the brand opened a new 2200 sq ft stand, organized into four innovation Areas, each dedicated to the most advanced technological solutions for a sustainable energy transition in its business segments: on-road, off-road, marine, power generation engines, and powertrain systems.
One of the solutions from the company is the electric axle suitable for heavy-duty, 4×2 / 6×2 44-ton GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) semi-truck. Described as “the star of the On-road Innovation Area,” it is designed for high performance (840kW) and outstanding efficiency (>92%), with the e-axle for HCVs (Heavy Commercial Vehicles – Class 8 Trucks) developed thanks to the joint-venture between Nikola, IVECO and FPT Industrial for the version of the NIKOLA TRE BEV, the first units of which will be delivered in the US in 2022. The On-Road Innovation Area will also have the e-driveline and energy storage offering on display, showing how FPT Industrial is contributing to developing the powertrain of the future.
The Off-Road Innovation Area will showcase the F28 Natural Gas engine and its application on the first vineyard tractor to run on bio-methane. FPT Industrial and Fontanafredda, a historic winery in the Langhe Region (Piedmont, Italy) founded in 1858, collaborated to produce the “Vigna La Rosa cru” Barolo wine, which is included in the Wine Spectator’s Top 100, with this innovative CO2-neutral tractor.
The Marine Innovation Area features a totally new and extremely innovative Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion System Concept for leisure and commercial vessels. The concept is a collaboration between FPT Industrial and the Italian startup Sealence, incorporating the FPT Industrial N67 570 EVO biodiesel engine, which is coupled with a variable-speed permanent-magnet electric generator, used as a range extender to recharge the battery pack. The range extender and the battery work together to provide maximum energy to the electric DeepSpeed Hydrojet developed by Sealence, delivering one of the most efficient, effective, environment-friendly, and quiet-running marine propulsion systems.
The Power Generation Innovation Area plays a primary role in the decarbonization process of agriculture through biomethane, featuring the world’s first variable-speed, hybrid, multi-mode Genset concept, developed entirely by FPT Industrial.
The new Smart Hybrid Hub is inspired by the first F28 variable-speed, low-pressure methane engine for Power Generation, fueled by biomethane obtained by the anaerobic digestion of agricultural waste and cattle slurry. The aim is to create a sustainable, net-zero-carbon circular economy, enabling farmers to become ‘Energy Independent’ from fossil fuels and able to generate additional revenue streams deriving from biomethane surplus sales.
FPT Industrial has partnered with Bennamann Ltd., a fast-growing British agricultural technology company in the field of clean energy, on the project. The company specializes in the supply and production of net-zero biomethane from organic waste.
For more information about the new works and other solutions from FPT Industrial, visit – www.fptindustrial.com.
About FPT Industrial
FPT Industrial is a brand of CNH Industrial, dedicated to the design, production, and sale of powertrains for on-road and off-road vehicles, as well as marine and power generation applications. The company employs more than 8,000 people worldwide, in ten manufacturing plants and seven R&D centers, with a sales network consisting of 73 dealerships and about 800 service centers in almost 100 countries. A wide product offering, including six engines, ranges from 42 hp up to 1,006 hp, transmissions with maximum torque of 200 Nm up to 500 Nm, front and rear axles from 2 to 32 ton GAW (Gross Axle Weight). FPT Industrial offers the most complete lineup of natural gas engines on the market for industrial applications, with power that goes from 50 to 460 HP.