i-FAST Automotive Logistics Orders 10 LNG-Powered Stralis NP Trucks from Iveco
Iveco has signed an agreement to supply ten LNG-powered Stralis AS440S40T/P trucks to i-FAST-Automotive Logistics. This will be the first delivery in Europe of vehicles for LNG-powered car transport. The New Stralis NP is the first natural gas truck designed for long-haul missions, it features the 400 horsepower Iveco Cursor 9 engine, Eurotronic gearbox and two LNG tanks, providing a range of up to 930 miles.
The clean fuel used on these vehicles means that they can freely access urban areas where increasingly stringent noise and pollution restrictions are being introduced. In recent months, i-FAST-Automotive Logistics has tested the AT440S33T/P C-LNG model, which is equipped with tanks for both LNG and CNG. They submitted the vehicle to a series of precise and prolonged trials across different routes of increasing length and difficulty. i-FAST Automotive Logistics then decided to become the first carrier in the industry to operate on LNG.
This decision was also based on the expected short term developments in the Italian distribution network: there are currently six LNG stations in Italy, but new liquid natural gas distribution units are planned for later this year, bringing the total number to ten.