KAMAZ PTC (part of Rostec State Corporation) is completing factory tests and preparing the first batch of trucks running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) for delivery to Gazprom's divisions.
With comparable prices, the main competitive advantage of LNG trucks over trucks powered with compressed natural gas (CNG) is the volume and number of tanks. When LNG trucks have one tank for 700 kilometers of running, CNG vehicles have to fill about 13 standard cylinders for the same travel. This not only significantly increases the weight of the truck, reducing the payload weight, but it also requires an extended frame so that, along with the body or the superstructure, the cylinders themselves can be placed on it.
Two KAMAZ-65117-37 and one KAMAZ-65116-37 trucks will be put for trial operation from the R&D Center. These are just those two models of LNG trucks to be the first certified LNG vehicles in Russia.