Iveco NP Stralis to Drive Across 12 Countries in Blue Corridor Rally
Iveco has announced that it is taking part in this year’s “Blue Corridor-2017: Iberia – Baltia’ Rally with the Stralis NP, the brand’s first natural gas truck specifically designed for long-haul operations.
The “Blue Corridor-2017: Iberia – Baltia” is actually a rally event for vehicles that are powered by natural gas, where every contestant will have to drive close to 6,000 kilometres.
Organized every year, the main aim of the rally is to demonstrate the benefits of natural gas as a fuel of the future.
This year’s round has already begun in Lisbon yesterday, and Iveco is participating with its Stralis NP AS440S40T/P, which features an IVECO Cursor 9 LNG/CNG Natural Gas engine that delivers the best power rating for this fuel: 400 hp with 1,700 Nm torque.
Stralis NP is the first natural gas truck specifically designed for long-haul operations and the only truck running on Compressed and Liquefied Natural Gas to deliver the power rating, comfort, transmission technology and fuel autonomy to suit long haulage missions. With a record range autonomy of up to 1,500 km, the Stralis NP makes natural gas a viable solution for international long-distance transport.
The vehicle will drive across 12 countries with the aim of raising awareness of the benefits of LNG use in the transport sector with the general public, the business community, experts and media.
This year’s edition of the Rally focuses on Liquefied Natural Gas for freight transport. This sustainable fuel combines the benefits of excellent environmental performance with cost efficiency, and provides a viable alternative to diesel for freight transport that is available now.