Iveco books order for 500 LNG-fueled trucks

Iveco said it has secured the largest deal for its Stralis NP vehicles with the logistics company Jost Group ordered 500 trucks running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel. 

The first 150 vehicles will enter into operation during 2018, with the full fleet to be in service by 2020, CNH Industrial, Iveco’s parent company, said on Friday.

Jost Group has set a goal to have 35 percent of its fleet running on liquefied natural gas and is backing this with an investment in its own LNG refueling infrastructure, with plans to open up to three filling stations within its major operating centers in Belgium.

This order will replace pre-Euro VI diesel-powered vehicles, aged four to five years, in the Belgian firm’s fleet of 1,400 trucks and 3,000 trailers. Presently, Jost Group conducts operations with 132 IVECO Stralis vehicles, including two running on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Demand for LNG is growing rapidly across Europe, with the German Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) having identified LNG as the best solution for long-distance road transport in the short term and for the next 10 to 15 years.

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