Allison presents France’s smallest CNG-driven refuse collection truck

France’s smallest natural gas mid-range truck for refuse collection, the Iveco Eurocargo 120EL21 P, has debuted in the Allison Transmission booth (Hall 2, Stand D122) during Pollutec 2016 at Lyon Eurexpo, Nov. 29 – Dec 2.

Proving to be among the most viable and economical alternative to traditional fuel, interest in natural gas vehicles has increased across France. A number of large cities are adopting or considering natural gas to reduce emissions, noise and operating costs in the municipal sector.


The Eurocargo truck is equipped with a 204 hp Euro 6 compressed natural gas (CNG) engine and features a fully automatic Allison 2500 transmission with FuelSense technology. A Farid PN10 Mini Compactor body optimized for organic waste collection and 480 litre/80 kg CNG tank are integrated with the truck.

Allison automatic transmission gearboxes are very well-suited to natural gas-powered trucks.  The torque converter smoothly multiplies engine torque, delivering more power to the wheels. By multiplying the engine power, drivers get increased performance, faster acceleration and greater operational flexibility.

Its transmission increases power eliminating power interrupts to accomplish more, even with a smaller engine. Additionally, Allison’s FuelSense is a unique set of software and electronic controls to improve fuel economy up to 20 %.