Iveco and Uniper Open First LNG Station for Trucks in Germany
Commercial vehicle manufacturer Iveco and the energy company Uniper celebrated the opening of Germany’s first LNG fueling station for over-the-road trucks in Ulm. The fueling station will be used, in particular, for endurance tests in trials of innovative engine concepts for long-haul transportation.
By joining forces, Iveco and Uniper are positioned to advance the use of LNG in heavy duty transportation in Europe. Iveco now offers an LNG commercial vehicle, the new Stralis NP, and Uniper, which operates in the international LNG business, has a substantial amount of LNG at its disposal and the requisite capacity at LNG terminals. Uniper sells LNG fuel under the LIQVIS brand.
“We are pleased to join forces with Uniper in taking the first step toward a true alternative to diesel in Germany at the Ulm development site,” said Sascha Kaehne, Business Director at Iveco Magirus AG. “The Stralis is now the first LNG vehicle in Europe that is fully capable of long-haul transportation from the perspective of drivers and business owners.”