FPT Industrialthe brand of the powertrain of Iveco Group, rush straight ahead in alternative propulsion and hurtle down the ski slopes. Just a week after the launch at the IAA in Hannover, FPT Industrial presents the first concept application of the new XC13 hydrogen combustion engine and a new collaboration with a partner of excellence.

On September 23 in Vipiteno (Bolzano, Italy), PRINOTH, a world leader in the production of snow groomers and tracked vehicles, celebrated its 60th anniversary by showcasing all of its historic and most innovative models, including the LEITWOLF h2MOTION, the world’s first hydrogen-powered snow groomer with a internal combustion engine by FPT Industrial. The new concept vehicle is indeed equipped with the new FPT XC13 Hydrogen version, 13 liters, six-cylinder engine, delivering 460 hp (338 kW) and 2,000 Nm of torque.

Unveiled at IAA 2022, the new FPT XC13 is the first multi-fuel single-base engine. From diesel to natural gas – including biomethane – hydrogen and renewable fuels, the basic engine has been designed with several versions to offer maximum component standardization and easy integration into the final product.

Backed by long experience in alternative fuels, the XC13 hydrogen engine is a first concept geared towards a complementary offer to accelerate the decarbonization process in the industrial application sector.

The hydrogen combustion engine installed in the PRINOTH LEITWOLF h2MOTION is an additional technology in the FPT Industrial portfolio of zero CO2 solutions, providing customers with the familiarity they are used to with traditional machinery. Hydrogen fuel is stored in five tanks mounted at the rear of the machine for an indicative run time of over 3 hours.

Designed primarily to prepare the slopes at major ski resorts due to its power and size, the new vehicle concept is another step towards PRINOTH’s goal of a fully carbon neutral fleet and the collaboration with FPT Industrial signals the two companies’ mutual commitment to durability in off-road applications.

FPT Industrial is a brand of IVECO Group, dedicated to the design, production and sale of drive systems for On-Road and Off-Road vehicles, as well as marine and power generation applications. The company has more than 8,000 employees worldwide, ten production plants and seven R&D centers. The FPT Industrial The sales network is made up of 73 dealerships and approximately 800 service centers in nearly 100 countries. The brand offers an extremely wide product range that includes six families of engines with power ranging from 42 HP to 1,006 HP, transmissions with a maximum torque of 200 Nm to 500 Nm and front and rear axles with gross axle weight. (GAW) from 2 to 32 tons. . FPT Industrial offers the most complete line of natural gas engines on the market for industrial applications, with power ranging from 50 to 460 HP. This wide range of products and the great attention devoted to R&D make FPT Industrial a world leader in the industrial engine segment. For more information, visit www.fptindustrial.com.


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Kevin A. Perras