Fenatran, São Paulo, Brazil, also when a transport trade show speaks Portuguese FPT Industrial do it. As the official from the Italian company says, on its stand at the São Paulo Expo, the brand showcased a complete range of solutions, covering the needs of all commercial vehicle classes and including innovative and new products designed to increase efficiency, promote the use of renewable fuels, and open the road to electric mobility both for goods and passenger transport.
FPT brings e-powertrain at Fenatran
At the forefront of technology, the brand presented solutions from its new ePowertrain division at Fenatran 2022, making clear its current and future position as a supplier of comprehensive zero-emission solutions, such as eAxles (electric axles), Central Drives (power transfer modules), Modular Battery Packs for LCVs, minibuses and buses, and Battery Management Systems (BMS).
With the recently inaugurated, carbon-neutral ePowertrain Plant in Turin, Italy, FPT Industrial’s ePowertrain division is committed to developing new generations of products representing the future of powertrains, today. It also continues to implement disruptive solutions with a revolutionary vision and Open Innovation-based approach, acting in an agile fashion and in partnership with electric mobility start-ups.
Euro VI and alternative fuels
As the first manufacturer to approve an engine for phase Proconve 8 of the Vehicle Emissions Control Program with the FPT F1C, FPT Industrial is firmly at the forefront of emission-control technologies. The brand presented its new Euro VI engines, highlighting the importance of diesel in the Brazilian transport environment (64.9% of Brazil’s transport travels on-road and accounts for 97% of the country’s diesel consumption), and the increased efficiency of internal combustion engines to meet fleet CO2 goals in the short and medium term.
The new Euro VI generation of the F1 Series, NEF and Cursor adds even more efficiency and performance, with the latest common rail electronic injection and variable geometry turbocharger (VGT) technology providing greater durability and fuel economy, with solutions such as the HI-eSCR after-treatment system offering extended maintenance intervals and optimized TCO across all applications.
As part of its work towards sustainable propulsion for the future, FPT Industrial continues to develop and invest in new internal combustion engines to extend its technologies and competitive solutions. In addition, the brand’s focused approach also leverages its know-how of natural gas and biomethane applications, which dates back over 20 years. Two engines presented at Fenatran 2022 sum up this strategic path: the all-new XC13, the incarnation of the Cursor X concept; and the new N67 Natural Gas version.
From Hanover to São Paulo: XC13
It was unveiled at the last IAA, in September, held in Hannover, Germany and it moved across the Atlantic Ocean, featuring a bright red X printed on the cylinder head. The XC13 is the evolution of the current Cursor 13, and FPT Industrial’s first engine with a multi-fuel platform. From diesel to natural gas – including biomethane – hydrogen, and renewable fuels, its revolutionary design encompasses several versions to offer the highest possible level of standardization of components and easy integration into the final vehicle.