Drives are suited for power generation applications.

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Available in naturally aspirated, turbocharged, and turbo after-cooled versions, NEF Gen-Drive packages include base engine, cooling system, and air filter. They are manufactured with all components needed to couple to existing generators and come with mechanical or electronic fuel systems. Other features include electronic, common rail fuel injection system; on-board diagnostics and engine protection; rear gear drive design; and 57-215 kW power range.

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Iveco Motors of North America Unviels Their NEF Gen-Drives

CAROL STREAM, IL (April 2004)-Iveco Motors of North America, Inc., a subsidiary of Iveco Motors, a leading world-class diesel engine manufacturer, is proud to unveil their NEF Gen-Drives based on NEF engines. The NEF Gen-Drives are a complete engine package, which includes a base engine, cooling system, and an air filter optimized for power generation applications.

"OEMs select our NEF Gen-Drives as they are easy to fit in any generator set," said , General Manager, Iveco Motors of North America. "With our drives and their generator, it's easy to create an optimal power system."

NEF Gen-Drives are manufactured with all the components necessary to couple to existing generators, allowing OEM's to create their own generator set package. The engines are available with mechanical and electronic fuel systems. The engines electronic, common rail fuel injection system enables the gen-drives to have, improved performance, less fuel consumption and lower noise levels. Also, the electronic capabilities allow for engine protection and on-board diagnostics. In addition, compared to other electronic gen-drives, they have a compact, neat and modern design with easily connectable wiring. The performance of the mechanical fuel system versions will be such that additional engine controls are not required. All NEF Gen-Drives have forty percent less components than older models and are available in versions for 50Hz and 60 Hz power generation systems.

NEF gen-drives are available in naturally aspirated, turbocharged and turbo after-cooled versions, with a power range of 57kW to 215kW. NEF Gen-Drives meet EPA Tier 2 requirements and are EPA Tier 3 capable. A rear gear drive design enables the noise levels to stay below 91 dBA and improves the cooling performance because of the better airflow on the front section of the engine. A component option includes a 12V or 24V electrical systems can also be equipped with a puller or pusher fan.

Iveco engines are the result of over 100 years of engine-making experience and offer the widest availability of customized engine build options. Headquartered in Torino, Italy, Iveco is recognized as a worldwide leader in power train systems. With production of almost 400,000 engines in 2003, the company has nine plants and three research facilities dedicated to engines, located throughout Italy, France, South America and Asia.

In order to respond to the demands of the North American marketplace, Iveco recently began operations in Carol Stream, Illinois, to deliver first class service throughout Canada and the United States. Iveco Motors of North America, Inc. is a U.S. corporation fully owned by Iveco S.p.A, which is part of the Fiat group. Fiat S.p.A. shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FIA.

The newly opened Iveco Motors of North America offers complete product support and customer service. For more information please call (630) 260-4226 or visit

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