Iveco is celebrating after the natural gas-powered Stralis was named winner of the Sustainable Truck of the Year 2019 award.
The Iveco Stralis NP 460 took home the award in the ‘Tractor’ (i.e. prime mover) category with the accolade coming just weeks after the truck set a world record for the longest run on a single tank of LNG.
Announced at Ecomondo 2018, an international expo dedicated to all circular economy industry sectors and held in Rimini, Italy, the award comes just a year after the truck won the “Low Carbon Truck of the Year” title in the UK.
Powered by a 460hp Cursor 13 NP natural gas engine, the Stralis emits around 90% less NO2 emissions, 99% less particulate matter, and up to 15% less CO2 than an equivalent Euro 6 diesel truck.
Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, welcomed the latest recognition for the LNG/CNG-powered offering.
“We are proud to receive this prestigious award, which has been presented to us at a very significant time for alternative drive technologies.
“This vision can be consolidated via the circular economy of biomethane, which is based on the production of energy using organic or agricultural waste.
“Vado e Torno, one of the most important publications in the European commercial vehicles sector, has road tested the vehicle and has confirmed its exceptional fuel efficiency translating into a significant reduction in CO2 emissions”.
At this stage the Iveco Stralis NP 460 is not available in Australia, however Iveco recently launched a new Australian-built version of that Stralis that meets the Euro 6 emissions standard.
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