Ashok Leyland showcases ‘CNG engine H series’ at EXCON 2022, Auto News, ET Auto

 The product was revealed at the ongoing EXCON 2022, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
The product was revealed at the ongoing EXCON 2022, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

New Delhi: Flagship Company of the Hinduja Group and India’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland today showcased ‘CNG engine H series’ which is based on strong leverage of Auto BSVI engine development. The CNG engine H series (4 and 6 Cyl) is designed for off-highway / CEV clients, and this product is the first of its kind in the CEV/ mining and off-highway segment, said the company.

The product was revealed at the ongoing EXCON 2022, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

“With the increasing need for better fuel efficiency and use of alternate fuels, we have a solid pipeline of such technologies. We aspire to lead the market in this segment, as the need for engines with alternative fuels grows,” said Dr N Saravanan, CTO, Ashok Leyland.

The CNG engine H series fulfills CEV V standards without SCR or DPF, and features proven multipoint sequential gas injection for dependable performance. The engine also features a 500 hours oil drain interval; and the maximum power in the sector.

Dheeraj Hinduja, Executive Chairman, Ashok Leyland said, “Ashok Leyland’s expertise in engineering has paved the way for the company to establish itself as a key player in the CNG engine sector, and we aspire to continue to do so by expanding our portfolio of CNG Engines and technology solutions. Ashok Leyland aims to make India’s CNG engine sector self-reliant, and to be one of the leaders in the “Make in India” narrative.”

The H series CNG engine has a number of features, including ECU-controlled gas leak detection; improved cold-start capability; enhanced lower-end torque and flat torque from 1200rpm to 2000rpm; gear-based torque control for better fuel economy; durable engine valves and valve seats for CNG operation; proven, a durable engine for CEV application; turbocharged engine provides higher torque, fuel efficiency, better drivability, and transient response; maintenance-free engine.

Commenting on the launch, Rajesh R, VP Defence and PSB, Ashok Leyland said, “Staying true to our brand promise of ‘Aapki Jeet. Hamari Jeet., we aim to provide innovative products that satisfy the needs of our customers. This introduction will help us become a formidable force in the CNG and alternate fuel technology space. These innovative engines are the latest in line and can be used across various applications for the growing needs of the construction equipment industry”.

With 25 years of CNG experience in India, Ashok Leyland plans to expand product lines and expand its presence in the fast-increasing CNG engine market.

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