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Iveco signs 330 eco-friendly Stralis truck deal

Iveco signs three-year deal to deliver 330 low-environmental-impact Stralis trucks to logistics firm

Domenico De Rosa, COO of SMET, and Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, in front of the first batch of 10 LNG-powered Stralis.
Domenico De Rosa, COO of SMET, and Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, in front of the first batch of 10 LNG-powered Stralis.

Iveco inks strategic partnership to supply of 330 low environmental impact vehicles, some powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), to Italian logistics services provider SMET over the next three years.

Iveco has already delivered 10 Stralis trucks powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to SMET, and over the next three years the company deliver a total of 330 trucks, 25% of them powered by LNG.

The first 10 LNG-powered Stralis were presented to SMET at the Iveco ARA dealership in Parma, attended by Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, and Domenico De Rosa, COO of SMET.

Lahutte commented: “Today’s delivery is testament to Iveco’s far-sighted outlook. For over 25 years, the company has focussed its investments on technological solutions with a low environmental impact, with particular attention to natural gas, which is currently the best alternative to diesel.

“Our LNG-powered are also compatible with Bio-CNG and Bio-LNG, so they are capable of providing carbon-neutral transportation. Hence Iveco and CNH Industrial are supporting the development of bio-methane across Europe, and particularly in Italy, where it could be available in near future.”

The 10 vehicles that have been delivered – all powered by LNG – are equipped with a 330 hp Iveco Cursor 8 C-LNG Euro VI engine, a 510-litre cryogenic LNG fuel tank and four 70-litre CNG tanks that ensure a range of more than 750 km.

LNG-powered vehicles have many advantages in terms of sustainability and profitability, reducing particulate emissions by 95% percent compared to diesel and NOx by 35%. The engines also reduce overall carbon emissions by 10%, or by up to 100 per cent when bio-methane is used.

The noise level is notably lower – on average by five decibels – compared to diesel engines.

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