At Excon 2022, organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Ashok Leyland showcased the “L-series LNG engine”. The H-Series CNG engine (4 and 6 cylinders) is designed for off-highway / CEV customers, and it will be the first of its kind in the CEV / mining and off-road segment.

The H-Series CNG engine has a number of features, including ECU-controlled gas leak detection, improved cold start capability, improved lower-level torque and equal torque from 1,200 rpm to 2,000 rpm; gear-based torque management for better fuel economy; rugged engine valves and valve seats for LNG operation; a proven, rugged engine for CEV applications; turbocharged engine provides higher torque, fuel efficiency, better handling and transient response; maintenance-free engine.

Dhiraj Hinduja, Executive Chairman Ashok Leyland, said: “We are committed to continuing to do so by expanding our portfolio of LNG engines and technology solutions. Ashok Leyland aims to make the LNG engine sector independent and become one of the leaders in the story “Make in India”.

Attending the event, Dr. N. Saravanan, Technical Director, Ashok Leyland, said: “Due to the growing need to improve fuel efficiency and the use of alternative fuels, we have a reliable channel for such technologies. In this segment, we strive to become a market leader, as there is a growing need for alternative fuels.

Commenting on the launch, Rajesh P, vice president of defense and PSB, Ashok Leyland added: “These innovative engines are the latest in the lineup and can be used in a variety of applications for the growing needs of the construction equipment industry.”

The 11th International Exhibition of Construction Equipment and Construction Technologies EXCON 2022 is held from 17 to 21 May at the International Exhibition Center Bangalore (BIEC), Bangalore.

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