IVECO has launched the new Stralis NP 460, the only full offer of natural gas heavy trucks specifically designed to cover a full range of missions, from regional to international haulage, from volume transportation to swap body applications, all the way to ADR and construction logistics.
The most sustainable truck ever has acquired even more power and efficiency to deliver a true competitive advantage for transport operators aiming to meet the growing demand for ‘green’ logistics.
The new range introduces the new IVECO Cursor 13 NP single-fuel engine developed to deliver the power required for the most demanding missions. Also new is the 12-speed Hi-Tronix automated transmission that further improves on the previous version’s excellent driving comfort and performance, as well as adding new functionalities such as the GPS-based HI-CRUISE predictive driving. IVECO’s modular approach results in ample factory option offer and ultimate flexibility in tailored customisations. The vehicle can run on CNG, combined CNG and LNG, or LNG. The double LNG tank version ensures the record range autonomy of up to 1,600 km. The new Stralis NP 460 features IVECO’s most advanced fuel-efficiency technologies and ultimate comfort of the Hi-Way cab designed for long-haul missions.
Best-in-class clean power
The new IVECO Cursor 13 NP engine, engineered by FPT Industrial, was specifically developed for long-haul international transport. The most powerful pure gas engine on the market, it delivers the performance needed for the most demanding missions. The enhanced combustion process of the 12.9-litre displacement engine ensure the best fuel efficiency in long distance missions. The high fuel-flow gas injectors, fuel rail, pistons and turbo are designed to deliver high power output and torque. The durability and maintenance intervals have been extended to ensure the right performance with no compromise on uptime.
This result was achieved by applying spark-ignition stoichiometric combustion to natural gas. It is a “single fuel” solution that enables the IVECO Cursor 13 NP to run on 100% natural gas. The exhaust after-treatment is based on a compact and light 3-way catalyst that requires no regeneration or additives, bringing obvious benefits in terms of package and payload, as well as in reduced downtime. The IVECO Cursor 13 NP offers the added advantage of low noise and vibration, as stoichiometric combustion runs at 12:1 compression ratio (well below the 17:1 ratio of the Diesel cycle) and is therefore intrinsically quieter.
Low total cost of ownership
The Stralis NP 460 is the ideal truck for the long-haul transport business: it delivers outstanding TCO and equal or better comfort, payload, performance and versatility than a diesel truck. The new Stralis NP 460 achieves up to 9% reduction in TCO compared to a diesel vehicle, delivering a better dynamic performance. This is a further improvement from the 7% reduction that is already achieved by the Stralis NP 400 launched last year.
These significant savings in TCO result from the fuel efficiency of the Stralis NP 460, which uses up to 15% less fuel, together with the lower cost of natural gas compared to diesel. This economy can be further improved with the new TCO2 Live fuel consultancy services exclusive to IVECO, which include the Smart Reports with Driving Style Evaluation score, fuel consumption and tyre pressure monitoring; the TCO2 ADVISING fuel saving advice service; TCO2 DRIVING economy-oriented courses; and the exclusive Uptime Guarantee formula.
Also contributing to the exceptionally low TCO are the long service intervals: already the longest in the industry in the previous version, they have been extended to 90,000 km, resulting in more time on the road for the vehicle and lower maintenance costs. The absence of complex after-treatment systems, particulate filters, active regeneration further add to the low-maintenance advantages of the Stralis NP 460.
Some of the biggest transport providers in Europe, such as Transports Jacky Perrenot Group, Pe.Tra, Meyer Logistik, Grupo HAM and Jost Group, have put their trust in IVECO and the Stralis NP 400 hp for their fleets. Just over a year after its launch, 100 customers have chosen this ground-breaking vehicle, building up an order book of 1,600 units.