• 04-NOV-2016

The first LNG-powered long-haul truck New Stralis NP takes part in Initiative Zukunft Erdgas Climate Change campaign in Germany


  • The "Initiative Zukunft Erdgas", dedicated to increasing public awareness of the importance of gas for the success of the energy transition in Germany, launched a bold campaign in Berlin to call for a Government policy that will achieve the 2020 Climate Change Target with the participation of a New Stralis NP truck
  • A New Stralis NP – the first LNG-powered long-distance truck that measures up to a comparable diesel version in every way – transported an ice sculpture of the German Reichstag to highlight that action must be taken to achieve the 2020 Climate Change Target
  • Germany is pursuing the ambitious climate target of reducing CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2020.
  • The use of environmentally friendly natural gas in the transport and automotive sector is key in achieving these targets.
An Iveco New Stralis NP played its part in the launch of a bold campaign to call for urgent action to address Climate Change and run by "Initiative Zukunft Erdgas" – an association established by the German gas industry to support and promote natural gas as an environmentally friendly energy source and tomorrow’s solid pillar of energy supply. The campaign, launched recently in a press conference held in Berlin, centred on an elaborate ice sculpture of the German Reichstag building. The sculpture was placed on a trailer pulled by an Iveco New Stralis NP truck on the streets of Berlin and parked outside the press conference venue the day before the event. The melting ice sculpture greeting the guests on arrival at the press conference represented the failure to reach the climate change targets if no action were to be taken, according to a statement. The New Stralis NP can be seen pulling the trailer with the ice sculpture in this video:https://youtu.be/elmtxSqPrXE​.

Natural gas-powered vehicles produce significantly fewer CO2 emissions and pollutants than vehicles running on other fuels. Nitric oxide emissions are reduced by more than 90% and, for natural gas, particles are below the detection limit, even when using the latest Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS). In heavy-goods transport, natural gas is the only technology available today that strikes the right balance between costs and exhaust gas quality. However, the known and widely used solutions rely on compressed natural gas (CNG), which provides a limited range. That is why until recently natural gas was not used in long distance transport.

Iveco has changed that and has broken new ground by developing a solution that relies on gas in its liquid form as LNG (liquefied natural gas), which takes up one six-hundredth of the space required by natural gas, dramatically extending autonomy. The result is the New Stralis NP launched earlier this year: the first liquid natural gas (LNG) truck with the power rating, comfort, transmission technology and autonomy to suit long-distance haulage missions, and featuring the first LNG engine to match the horsepower and torque of its diesel equivalent. The spacious Hi-Way driver's cab, 400 HP and the automated gearbox offer everything you would expect from a long-distance truck.

The Stralis NP is also impressive due to its extremely quiet engine and its 1,500 km range. Iveco's 20 years of experience and its existing running fleet of more than 16,000
units (vans, buses and trucks) across Europe makes it without a doubt a pioneer in natural-gas-fuelled mobility.

Turin, 4 November 2016