The judges praised Iveco’s achievements in reducing CO2 emissions and improving fuel economy in the heavy truck sector, with its natural gas powered New Stralis NP receiving special attention.
“Having to produce ‘green’ large goods vehicles is not easy, but this year’s winner has surpassed itself with the New Stralis NP, which some are calling the greenest truck the world has ever seen,” commented the chair of the judging panel.
Stuart Webster, Iveco UK and ROI business director, says that New Stralis NP provides operators with the opportunity to make whole supply chains more environmentally-friendly.
“The New Stralis NP is the culmination of many years of R&D into alternative fuels, and to see the vehicle recognised for its game-changing potential is very rewarding,” states Webster.
New Stralis NP is one of a range of alternative fuel vehicles now offered by Iveco, and is powered by the 8.7 litre Iveco Cursor 9 Natural Power engine.
According to the company, the new engine is 50—75% quieter than its Euro 6 diesel engine equivalent, reducing noise pollution by 3-6 dB in comparison with other trucks in the same performance class.
The Cursor 9 Natural Power also reduces CO₂ emissions by up to 95% when fuelled with C/LNG (compressed/liquefied natural gas) from sustainable sources.
Furthermore, the new truck’s fuel tanks can enable a range up to 1,500 km, while offering the same payload capacity as its diesel equivalent – making it a serious contender for long-distance haulage as well as regional and city work.
And it is the first natural gas-powered truck to feature the 12-speed EuroTronic automated gearbox, designed to deliver reduced fuel consumption and improved driveability.