Stralis wins Euro clean award
Iveco Stralis NP 460 receives the ‘Sustainable Truck of the Year 2019’ title
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.