Gas supplier Calor has taken delivery of the UK’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)-powered IVECO Stralis NP, in the popular 6×2 tractor cab format.
The truck has been supplied by IVECO dealer Guest Truck and Van and will be trialled by Calor – an LNG supplier itself – with a view to introducing more gas-powered trucks to its fleet.
David Brown, Calor’s fleet asset manager, said: “We believe LNG can help hauliers improve their operational efficiency, delivering a lower cost fuel to diesel with good availability.
“It is important to practise what we preach and introduce low-carbon, low-emission technology into our own fleet… We are looking forward to seeing the benefits of the new IVECO truck for ourselves and to enjoy the efficiencies it will deliver to our fleet.”
The IVECO Stralis NP (Natural Power) LNG 460BHP 6×2 tractor has only recently gone into production, and Guest Truck and Van is the first UK dealer to offer the model as a demonstrator.
Guest Truck and Van’s Shaun Taylor said: “Until this point, gas-powered truck technology had only been available for operators of 4×2 tractor units. IVECO has now introduced a real contender to change the landscape of 6×2 fleets.”