Ashok Leyland previewed its developments into alternate fuels for industrial vehicles at the Auto Expo 2023. The company showcased six new alternatively fuelled versions dependent on existing platforms. The brand’s offering incorporated CNG, LNG and Hydrogen-based mostly powertrains aside from an all-electric powered intermediate industrial auto.
Ashok Leyland showcased three derivatives of its flagship AVTR modular series – a fuel-cell electric motor vehicle (FCEV), a hydrogen-run internal combustion (ICE) design, and an LNG variant. When compared to the existing AVTR range, the a few vans featured a additional futuristic design and style with stacked LED headlamps with L-formed DRLs, and a cleaner a lot more streamlined grille and entrance fascia. The LNG variant positioned the LNG storage tank behind the cabin though the hydrogen ICE and FCEV housed hydrogen tanks in a compartment that sat flush towards the rear of the driver cabin.
The company exposed that the AVTR FCEV was powered by the company’s 250 bhp H Sequence 6-cylinder motor and had a range of amongst 300-500 km. The business also disclosed that all 3 derivatives showcased have been modular and could be adapted for a variety of load-carrying capacities. The AVTR FCEV also showcased ADAS capabilities.
The ICV Boss as well was exposed in an all-electric derivative with the batteries getting housed under the rear cargo mattress. The Boss EV far too obtained an current style and design in line with the AVTRs with a sleeker fascia and new design and style headlamps with DRLs positioned on the bumper. The firm showcased the Manager in the 12-tonne section while said that the EV powertrain could be applied to bigger variants up to 18 tonnes.
Also on display was a 13.5m bus dependent on the company’s intercity platform run by CNG. The bus too been given a modern day structure and far more thought-like design and style with Ashok Leyland expressing it could present up to 1,000 km between topping up. The enterprise also uncovered that the bus could residence 36 berths and supplied up to 11 cubic metres of storage for baggage.
The past of the new autos was a Bada Dost-based passenger carrier. Named the Bada Dost Xpress, the mini-bus provided seating for up to 12 passengers 2-1 layout, ran on CNG and available package these as air-conditioning and motor vehicle monitoring.