Iveco New Stralis NP wins gas industry award
CNH Industrial brand Iveco secures industry accolade for its LNG long-haul truck with a 7% lower TCO than an equivalent diesel vehicle
Iveco’s New Stralis NP, the first natural gas truck for long-haul operations, has been named “Project of the Year” at the European Gas Awards of Excellence 2017, which recognises the ‘most exciting projects in the European gas market.
The New Stralis NP or TCO2 champion, the latest Iveco LNG truck, has an Iveco Cursor 9 natural gas Euro VI 8.7-litre engine, which generate an output of 400hp and a maximum torque of 1,700Nm.
The improvements made to the New Stralis NP have lowered the total cost of ownership (TCO) by 7% compared to it diesel equivalent and 3% compared to the previous Stralis NP, whose fuel consumption was already 40% lower than its diesel equivalent.
Compared with its closest LNG rival, the New Stralis NP provides 17% more output and 6% more torque. At the same time, high capacity fuel tanks have increased the range of the Iveco Stralis NP – allowing it to cover distances of 1,500km.
The engine, combined with the 12-speed automated gearbox, with eco roll function, lowers its fuel consumption by 5% compared to the previous model.
The European Gas Awards of Excellence 2017 was held at the European Gas Conference in Vienna, Austria, which gathered more than 450 representatives from regional governments and industry leaders and more than 80 gas producers, to address issues related to Europe’s energy future.
Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, commented: “We are very proud that Iveco has been again rewarded for its commitment to sustainability. Iveco saw very early that the future of transport was in sustainable alternatives solutions.
“Our New Stralis NP, is a revolutionary truck for sustainable transport that builds on Iveco’s extensive expertise to take a step into the future. It is the first true long-haul gas truck in the market and offers a real alternative to diesel vehicles and the most sustainable long-distance transport truck ever.”
Iveco first began developing natural gas powered transport vehicles in 1996, starting in the refuse collection segment, followed by urban, then regional and inter-regional distribution, all the way to long-distance heavy-duty haulage with the launch in 2016 of the Stralis NP.
Karl-Martin Studener, Iveco business director for Austria, Central & Eastern Europe, noted: “Iveco introduced in the market natural gas versions of trucks, vans and buses, and as a result today more than 16,000 Iveco gas powered vehicles are running on European roads.”