Blue Energy Motors Marks 100th Truck Milestone Toward Sustainable Transportation

Pune, India – Blue Energy Motors, the zero emission truck technology company, crossed another significant milestone with the Roll Out of its 100th truck from its smart manufacturing facility in Pune. This is a major step towards sustainability, as each BEM LNG truck emits less greenhouse gases as compared to diesel powered trucks. With Blue Energy Motors ramping up production, the heavy-duty trucking industry has an economically viable option available to immediately decarbonize the sector and contribute positively towards climate change. The rollout celebration was conducted in Pune at the Chakan facility in the presence of Anirudh Bhuwalka, CEO, Blue Energy Motors, and the senior leadership team of Blue Energy Motors.

The BE 5528+ tractor was introduced in the market as the first model in November 2022, marking the beginning of the company’s entry into the LNG-fueled truck industry. Since its introduction, BE 5528+ has successfully lowered the logistics carbon footprints of the cement and steel sectors. The truck uses FPT multipoint stoichiometric combustion engine technology and delivers best-in-class TCO and quieter operation than conventional fuel-powered trucks. With 280 horsepower and 1,000 Nm of torque, it is the most powerful liquified natural gas truck available for the Indian market. The truck has the industry’s first 990-liter fuel tank, which provides a range of up to 1,400 km in a single fill, ensuring adequate coverage across important routes across the nation as the LNG dispensing network comes up.

The spacious driver’s cab of the BE5528+, equipped with air-suspended seats and automatic climate control, offers a refreshing environment to the driver, making long hauls a comfortable drive. The truck parameters are continuously monitored with state-of-the-art AI and ML-enabled proprietary telematics to ensure class leading productivity, supported by BEM’s own network touchpoints. The company has recently concluded a strategic investment by FPT Industrial, the global powertrain brand of Iveco Group, wherein FPT Industrial has acquired a minority stake in the company. The partnership between the companies further strengthens the LNG trucks’ application in India and will focus on jointly developing the next-generation heavy-duty electric (BEV) truck platform in the coming future. With its 10,000-truck installed capacity, which can be expanded further as the market develops and demand increases, Blue Energy Motors has established itself as a market disruptor in the clean energy heavy duty trucking space.

Speaking on this occasion, Bhuwalka stated, “No longer should sustainability be an option, but rather a way of life. Our trucks were conceptualized and built with the conditions and demands of the Indian duty cycle in mind. They are the most effective, immediate, and viable solution for the pollution issue that the heavy-duty truck industry produces. We are sure that we will motivate more participants in the logistics ecosystem to embrace sustainable mobility and join the green trucking revolution.”

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