Pan-European transport and logistics firm Jost Group has added 30 new LNG-powered Iveco Stralis NP trucks to its fleet.
The Belgium-based business is aiming to convert 35% of its fleet to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) by 2020.
The new trucks replace four-year old diesel vehicles in the company’s fleet of 1,400 trucks, which includes 132 Stralis – two of which are already running on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
Jost Group believes the Stralis NP trucks will enable it to deliver green transport services with a 99% reduction in particulate matter and 90% reduction in NO2 emissions compared to Euro VI standards. When running on biomethane there is also 95% less CO2.
The trucks are expected to achieve up to 15% less fuel consumption and up to 9% lower Total Cost of Ownership than a diesel truck.
John Venstra, business director Iveco Benelux, said: “Jost Group has set itself clear sustainability goals, and their choice of the Stralis NP shows their belief in natural gas as the viable solution to deliver green transport.
“We are very pleased that they have placed their trust in Iveco for the conversion of their fleet, recognising our advanced expertise with this technology and our dealer network’s experience in supporting natural gas-powered vehicles.
“With lower gas fuel consumption, their new Stralis NP trucks will save a significant percentage on running costs, according to the calculations of the Michelin MyBestRoute application – enough to repay their investment in clean truck technology and owned refuelling stations while protecting the planet and our health.”