IVECO is taking part in this year’s “Blue Corridor-2017: Iberia – Baltia” Rally in Europe with the Stralis NP, a natural gas truck specifically designed for long-haul operations that can run on CNG or LNG. With its participation, IVECO aims to support the development of natural gas, which it views as the best and the only mature alternative fuel for a sustainable transport industry.
The “Blue Corridor-2017: Iberia – Baltia” Rally, which is promoted and organized by Gazprom Group and Uniper, gathers every year representatives of energy and logistics companies, vehicle manufacturers and operators in the NGV market in order to demonstrate the benefits of natural gas as a fuel of the future.
The rally officially started last week with the flag-off ceremony hosted in Lisbon. From there, participants will drive across Europe to St. Petersburg. The Blue Corridor Rally 2017 demonstrates the progress made in the development of the natural gas infrastructure in Europe, confirming the viability of this sustainable fuel in long haulage.
The caravan will stop at IVECO’s Ulm plant, in Germany, where they will be able to refuel at the country’s first LNG station. On September 25th, IVECO will host at its Ulm Delivery Centre a round table event with customers and other stakeholders in the development of natural gas in the transport industry.