Iveco announces: “We will return to bus production in Italy.” Project for Turin and Foggia

Returning to bus production in Italy and developing new, low-emissions engines, from electricity to hydrogen to biofuels. This announcement comes from the Iveco Group, a company that grew out of Cnh Industrial On Highway activities. The group submitted a project to Mise to access development contracts, one of the tools put in place by the ministry to encourage the industrial transformation of the automotive and transportation sector towards green mobility, within the scope of opportunities offered by the National Water Resources Program.

This initiative, which is part of the Iveco Bus brand, has a dual industrial value: the development and introduction of advanced propulsion technologies throughout the country and the re-launch of the alliance between the different regions of the country “, given that the sites of the group affected by the projects are those in Turin and Foggia, now specialized In the production of industrial internal combustion engines »the group explains in a note.

In particular, at the Fpt plant in Turin, the Iveco group is evaluating the enhancement of engineering and manufacturing activities for electric batteries, also in view of the fact that the plant already has a production area dedicated to electric propulsion. In Foggia, on the other hand, the company is evaluating the possibility of installing new lines for final assembly of mission-zero buses, thus with electric traction but also with low emissions such as vehicles powered by biomethane or biodiesel.

“We are convinced of the quality of our proposal and are confident in its acceptance, this will allow us to develop new skills, contribute to the economic development of the country and play a leading role in the necessary and urgent renewal of the Italian fleet of local public transport »stresses Domenico Nocera, head of the bus business unit of the Iveco Group, which today produces buses in France and the Czech Republic.

“After a lot of talk about resettlement, the facts are arriving,” Minister Giancarlo Giorgetti said. “This is great news for the relaunch of Italian industry and a tangible sign of the implementation of government support that goes hand in hand with a successful business idea aimed at bringing important production back into the country,” adds Giorgetti.

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