At one of the largest commercial vehicle trade fairs in the USA, Espar North America presents the newly-developed Airtronic NG Commercial. The air heater burns CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) and is thereby ideally suited for all trucks that are fuelled by natural gas.
“Our Airtronic NG Commercial is the first air heater that is specially designed for the continuously growing market for natural gas trucks in North America”, explains Dr. Volker Hohensee, President Espar North America. “The Airtronic NG Commercial project shows that in addition to modern heating components for diesel and gasoline vehicles, we are consistently working on new solutions for alternative, environmentally-friendly drives in the commercial vehicle segment.”
Airtronic and Truma know-how as the basis
If the truck driver’s cabin is to be heated up fast and effectively, the Airtronic air heaters from Espar are the right choice. They are in use thousands of times over and have been proven in numerous commercial vehicles for many years.
On this basis, Espar in cooperation with the German company Truma Gerätetechnik GmbH & Co. KG, Putzbrunn, uses the existing and proven Truma technology. Truma is the leading manufacturer in Europe of gas-fuelled heating systems in the leisure vehicle/motor home and caravan sector. Furthermore, Truma has decades of know-how in developing and manufacturing gas auxiliary heaters in commercial vehicles.
The Airtronic NG Commercial is designed for CNG and LNG-fuelled commercial vehicles in on-road and off-road operation. The advantage: compared to previous solutions, the engine and the heating can now be supplied from just one tank. This saves valuable installation space and makes the installation easier for OEMs and retrofitting workshops – with noticeably lower installation costs. In the USA, sales are made through Espar Inc. in Novi, and in Canada through Espar Products Inc. in Mississauga / Ontario.
Trucks with a natural gas drive are being used to an ever greater extent especially in distribution transport and in a community context in North America. To offer the drivers the best working conditions, Espar is expanding its product range in the commercial vehicle sector and presenting the ready-for-series-production heating solution.