IVECO handed over 30 brand new Stralis NP trucks at an official ceremony held at Jost Group’s premises in Herstal, Belgium on 7th January. The pan-European transport and logistics specialist aims to convert 35% of its fleet to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by 2020. The new trucks will replace 4-year old diesel vehicles in the company’s fleet of 1,400 trucks, which includes 132 Stralis of which 2 running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
At the ceremony John Venstra, Business Director IVECO Benelux, stated: “Jost Group has set itself clear sustainability goals, and their choice of the Stralis NP shows their belief in natural gas as the viable solution to deliver green transport. We are very pleased that they have placed their trust on IVECO for the conversion of their fleet, recognising our advanced expertise with this technology and our dealer network’s experience in supporting natural gas powered vehicles. With lower gas fuel consumption, their new Stralis NP trucks will save a significant percentage on running costs, according to the calculations of the Michelin MyBestRoute application – enough to repay their investment in clean truck technology and owned refuelling stations while protecting the planet and our health!”
The Stralis NP trucks will enable Jost Group to deliver green transport services with an impressive 99% reduction in particulate matter and 90% in NO2 emissions compared to Euro VI standards, and when running on biomethane 95% less CO2.
In addition to their environmental benefits, the new Stralis NP trucks will also deliver significant savings. The 460 hp single-fuel version with double LNG tanks feature IVECO’s best on-road fuel efficiency technologies and services, achieving up to 15% less fuel consumption and up to 9% lower Total Cost of Ownership than a diesel truck.