Iveco has delivered 30 new Stralis NP trucks to Jost Group in Belgium, as the pan-European transport and logistics specialist aims to convert 35 per cent of its fleet to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by 2020. The new trucks replace four–year old diesel vehicles in the company’s fleet of 1400 trucks. These include 132 Stralis – two of which are already running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
“Jost Group has set itself clear sustainability goals. Their choice of the Stralis NP shows their belief in natural gas as the viable solution to deliver green transport,” said John Venstra, business director, Iveco Benelux. “We are very pleased they have placed their trust in Iveco for the conversion of their fleet. They recognise our advanced expertise with this technology and our dealer network’s experience in supporting natural gas-powered vehicles. With lower gas fuel consumption, their new Stralis NP trucks will save a significant percentage on running costs….enough to repay their investment in clean truck technology and owned refuelling stations while protecting the planet and our health!”
The Stralis NP trucks will enable Jost Group to deliver green transport services with a 99 per cent reduction in particulate matter and 90 per cent in NO2 emissions, compared to Euro 6 standards, and when running on biomethane 95 per cent less CO2.