European integrated logistics provider SMET’s Spanish division has acquired its first ten natural gas powered IVECO Stralis NP 400, thereby intensifying its support for sustainable transportation. SMET is no stranger to natural gas vehicles, having collaborated with IVECO to trial and subsequently purchase Iveco natural gas powered tractors in 2015 in Italy.
Like IVECO, SMET is firmly committed to road transport with vehicles powered by natural gas. Both companies are pioneers in the integration of low impact solutions in the environment and high profitability, proof of this is the long trajectory of both in the development of innovative projects.
The delivery, which was made through Saipa Motor, official dealer of IVECO in Valencia, was attended by Alejandro Guerra, Country Manager of SMET Spain, Vicente Savall, manager of the concessionaire and Alberto Rodrigo, IVECO’s Area Manager.
The IVECO Stralis NP 400 is powered by an IVECO Cursor 9 engine of Euro VI 8.7 liters that develops a power of 400cv and a maximum torque of 1,700 Nm using liquefied natural gas (LNG). The Stralis NP is also the first natural gas truck with 12-speed automatic transmission, which guarantees lower fuel consumption and greater driving comfort. The higher capacity fuel tanks increase the autonomy with the LNG-only version, which reaches a record distance of 1,500 km.
The improvements introduced in the Stralis NP contribute to reduce the Total Cost of Exploitation by 3% compared to the previous model, whose fuel consumption was already 40% lower than its diesel equivalent.
According to GASNAM, the Iberian Association of Natural Gas for Mobility, there are 155 public and private natural gas filling stations in Spain.
Source: IVECO Spain