Ashok Leyland, a prominent commercial vehicle manufacturer in India and the flagship company of the Hinduja Group, marked a significant milestone today by commencing the delivery of India’s maiden LNG-powered haulage truck, the AVTR 1922, to Mahanagar Gas Limited. This initiative reflects Ashok Leyland’s commitment to fostering a sustainable and environmentally friendly future for India’s transportation industry.
Ashok Leyland has now become the first Indian Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to unveil an in-house LNG engine that complies with BSVI Stage II emission standards.
Mr. Sanjeev Kumar, President- MHCV at Ashok Leyland, expressed his delight during the delivery event, stating, “We are delighted to deliver the first batch of AVTR 1922 LNG-powered haulage trucks to Mahanagar Gas Limited. Our steadfast commitment revolves around the dynamic needs of customers in the ever-evolving world of sustainable transportation. For over a decade, we have been at the forefront of the alternative energy landscape, beginning with our groundbreaking CNG buses. We firmly believe that our innovations in the alternate energy space will not only provide eco-conscious solutions but also ensure long-term profitability for our esteemed customers.”
The AVTR 1922, running on Liquified Natural Gas (LNG), is based on the AVTR platform and shares a high degree of commonality with Ashok Leyland’s existing diesel truck range. This design approach aims to streamline service and maintenance processes for the benefit of customers.
This development marks a significant expansion of Ashok Leyland’s product portfolio, as the company ventures into the alternate fuel segment, setting new industry standards in the Indian commercial vehicle sector.