IVECO’s Stralis NP 460 recently won the Sustainable Truck of the Year 2019 award in the Tractor category at Ecomondo 2018, which took place from 5-8 November in Rimini, Italy. IVECO also received the same award for its Crealis 18 m in the Urban category. The Stralis award follows in the footsteps of the vehicle winning “Low Carbon Truck of the Year” in the UK last year. The Italian trade publication Vado e Torno and LifeGate, an organization forcused on sustainability awareness, sponsor the Sustainable Truck of the Year 2019 award.
“We are proud to receive this prestigious award, which we receive at a very important time for alternative drive technologies,” says Pierre Lahutte, brand president of IVECO. “Indeed, just a few days ago, the German Parliament approved the exemption of CNG and LNG trucks from road tolls. 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.”
Stralis NP 460 Features
The Stralis NP 460 features a Cursor 13 NP engine and 12-speed Hi-Tronix automated transmission. It has a maximum operating range of 1,600 kilometres on one tank of fuel. The hallmark of the Stralis NP 460 is that is can reduce particulate matter by up to 99%, NO2 emissions by 90%, and CO2 emissions by as much as 95% when using biomethane as the fuel source. IVECO adds that its truck offers “a 9% reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) compared to the equivalent diesel version, with fuel consumption reduced by up to 15%.”