AVTR UF3522: Ashok Leyland Launches India’s first LNG Fuel Truck

As part of the Green Mobility push, Ashok Leyland presents the AVTR UF3522 – India’s first certified LNG-fueled truck – completely validated and optimized for Indian operating conditions.

The company has also received India’s first LNG Fueled Truck Central Motor Vehicle Rules (CMVR) certificate for AVTR UF3522 and its variants from the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). 

LNG is being considered as the future of the natural gas economy offering lower on-road total carbon emissions as compared to its counterparts like CNG, which will be a step towards India’s goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2027.

LNG trucks have three times the fuel capacity as compared to CNG, thus providing a longer range. 

Along with that, the truck provides an option of double LNG tank, providing the highest ever mileage of 1,500 plus kilometers in a single fill.

The LNG truck can be further expanded for multiple purposes and applications ranging from 19 tons to 42 tons.

Ashok Leyland will be launching the complete variants of LNG and CNG trucks in haulage, tipper, and tractor segments over the next six months.

N. Saravanan, Chief Technology Officer, Ashok Leyland

We are proud to launch India’s first LNG fuel truck, completely developed in and for India. Our LNG vehicle is based on our proven modular truck platform – AVTR along with H6 engine to provide better range and operability across all functions and industries.

N. Saravanan

Chief Technology Officer, Ashok Leyland

Specifications of the Ashok Leyland LNG AVTR UF3522 truck

  • Based on the proven H6 Engine platform
  • Integration to the AVTR modular platform with 80% common with diesel parts and applicability across segments from 19T to 42T
  • 220hp 700Nm engine with torque matching the diesel driveability for Indian operating conditions
  • Patented* double tank option giving a max range of 1500+kms in a single fill
  • Higher oil change interval at 20K kms

Advantages of LNG Trucks

The use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is more environmentally friendly than other fossil fuels, as it emits significantly less carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfur dioxide (SO2), and virtually no ash or particulates. 

Additionally, LNG’s current price per unit is lower than that of diesel, making it a financially viable option.

The running cost of an LNG truck is approximately 40 percent lower than that of a diesel truck, resulting in an overall cost of ownership of an LNG truck that is 32 percent lower than that of a comparable diesel truck.

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