Stralis wins Euro clean award

Iveco Stralis NP 460 re­ceives the ‘Sus­tain­able Truck of the Year 2019’ ti­tle

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A YEAR AFTER win­ning the ‘Low Car­bon Truck of the Year’ ti­tle in the UK, the Iveco Stralis NP 460 has re­ceived an­other im­por­tant award, hav­ing been voted ‘Sus­tain­able Truck of the Year 2019’ in the prime mover cat­e­gory.

Iveco re­ceived the same award in 2017 for the new Daily Elec­tric in the Van cat­e­gory and the Euro­cargo CNG in the Distri­bu­tion cat­e­gory. It also won in 2018 for the Daily Blue Power, again in the Van cat­e­gory.

The prize, which is spon­sored by Vado e Torno mag­a­zine in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Life­gate, was awarded at Ecomondo 2018, the in­ter­na­tional event with an in­no­va­tive for­mat that brings to­gether all the cir­cu­lar econ­omy in­dus­try sec­tors on a sin­gle plat­form.

Now in its third edi­tion, this award recog­nises the most sig­nif­i­cant in­no­va­tions in clean trans­port and is spon­sored by Vado e Torno in part­ner­ship with the Po­litec­nico di Mi­lano. It was pre­sented to Iveco in recog­ni­tion of the Stralis NP 460’s tech­ni­cal spec­i­fi­ca­tions, per­for­mance and tech­nol­ogy.

Mau­r­izio Cervetto, chief ed­i­tor of Vado e Torno mag­a­zine, pre­sented the prize to Fabio Pel­le­grinelli in his new role as EMEA heavy line gas busi­ness de­vel­op­ment, and made the fol­low­ing com­ment on the vic­tory of the Stralis NP 460: “As the big brother of the Stralis NP 400, this ve­hi­cle has not only taken per­for­mance to the level re­quired to re­place diesel on any mis­sion, but has also raised the bar on com­fort, safety and sus­tain­abil­ity.”

Pierre Lahutte, Iveco brand pres­i­dent, said: “We are proud to re­ceive this pres­ti­gious award, which we re­ceive at a very im­por­tant time for al­ter­na­tive drive tech­nolo­gies. In­deed, just a few days ago, the Ger­man Par­lia­ment ap­proved the ex­emp­tion of CNG and LNG trucks from road tolls.”

Iveco says the strat­egy that un­til very re­cently was con­sid­ered “vi­sion­ary” is now be­com­ing a re­al­ity: so­ci­ety and the world are mov­ing for­ward, cre­at­ing a new vi­sion of trans­port, not as a source of pol­lu­tion, but rather as a sec­tor to be viewed from a per­spec­tive of en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity.

The Stralis NP 460 is equipped with a Cur­sor 13 NP en­gine and is pro­tected by two patents. The first one cov­ers the anti-det­o­na­tion con­trol sys­tem, which makes it pos­si­ble to im­prove per­for­mance while en­sur­ing max­i­mum fuel com­pat­i­bil­ity, and pro­tect­ing the en­gine and the three-way cat­a­lyst from the risk of mis­fir­ing.

The sec­ond patent cov­ers the re­ac­tive air flow con­trol sys­tem, a new sto­i­chio­met­ric ra­tio con­trol logic which is ap­plied dur­ing gear changes. Iveco says this en­sures con­tin­u­ous torque de­liv­ery dur­ing gear shifts in the au­to­mated gear­box, en­sur­ing op­ti­mised per­for­mance and max­i­mum shift speed.

The Stralis NP 460 re­cently beat the his­toric lim­i­ta­tions of gas ve­hi­cles and rais­ing the fuel au­ton­omy to 1,600km on a sin­gle fill of the dou­ble LNG tanks.

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