Iveco will deliver the first New Stralis NP for car transport
Iveco has signed an agreement to supply ten Stralis AS440S40T/P LNG vehicles to i-FAST-Automotive Logistics, a company that boasts a wealth of experience in the vehicle transportation sector. This will be the first delivery in Europe of vehicles for LNG-powered car transport, further confirming Iveco’s commitment to sustainability. Powered by natural gas, these vehicles can freely access urban areas where increasingly stringent noise and pollution restrictions are being introduced.
This supply contract is testament to the extreme versatility of the New Stralis Natural Power (NP) and is the result of the strong collaborative relationship that has developed between the two companies that share a common goal – to improve sustainability in road transport. The New Stralis NP is the first natural gas vehicle designed for long-haul missions. It features the Hi-Way cab, the 400 hpIveco Cursor 9 engine, Eurotronic gearbox and two LNG tanks, each with a 540 liter capacity, for a range of up to 1500 km.
In recent months, i-FAST-Automotive Logistics has tested the AT440S33T/P C-LNG model, which is equipped with tanks for both LNG and CNG. They submitted the vehicle to a series of precise and prolonged trials across different routes of increasing length and difficulty in northern and central Italy. In light of the excellent results, they decided to become the first carrier in the industry to offer this type of sustainable transport. The decision was also based on the expected short term developments in the Italian refueling network: there are currently six LNG stations in Italy, but new LNG sites are planned for later this year, bringing the total number to ten.
i-FAST-Automotive Logistics sees the new Stralis Natural Power, which will be used mainly for transporting and distributing cars on the Italian territory, as a competitive offering for its customers that has the added advantages of providing a sustainable service in terms of environmental impact and business profitability.