Natural gas truck wins ‘project of the year’
The first ever truck long-haul designed to run on natural gas was voted Project of the Year at the European Gas Awards of Excellence 2017 at a conference addressing Europe’s energy future.
Developed by IVECO, the new Stralis NP is expected to be a success on the market, presenting a balance of high comfort, lower total cost of ownership, sustainable performance and reports to generate 17 per cent more power than its best current competitor, while lowering fuel consumption by five per cent.
One of five in the running for the award, it celebrates ‘pioneering innovation’, and aims to inspire further competition and invention in order to achieve growth for the European gas market.
Winning the award was welcomed by IVECO, who believed it was a testament to their “commitment to sustainability.”
“the future of transport was in sustainable alternatives solutions,” said IVECO brand president, Pierre Lahutte, “it is the first true long-haul gas truck in the market that offers a real alternative to diesel vehicles and the most sustainable long-distance transport truck ever.”