Last week, on the same day that the Italian vehicle manufacturer Iveco launched the New Stralis NP, French transportation and logistics company Perrenot Group placed an order for 250 of the natural gas powered trucks.
Iveco says the order is a turning point in the transition towards sustainability in road freight transport in Europe and validation of the company’s vision as a pioneer in the natural gas industrial vehicle market for the past two decades.
The Group was among the first in Europe to use renewable natural gas (RNG) in Iveco tractors in their operations in 2012. In 2013, having tested other alternative energy solutions, Iveco’s natural gas technologies proved to be the natural choice for Perrenot Group with the purchase of the first CNG refrigerated transporters fueled by liquid nitrogen. In 2014, the Group commissioned the first LNG tractors in France.
“Today we are taking a key step in our development thanks to Iveco’s advanced natural gas technology – and in particular the brand’s new 400 hp engine,” said Jacky Perrenot, President and founder of Perrenot Group. “The exceptional performance of the new Stralis NP confirms we made the right choice with Iveco’s natural gas technology as the best alternative to diesel fuel, both economically and environmentally.”