London, October 24, 2018
The Stralis NP set off from London and, after the short sea crossing from Dover to Calais,
completed the 1,728km road journey to Madrid without needing to refuel – exceeding the
vehicle’s official range of 1,600km to set a new distance record. This equates to an impressive
LNG fuel cost saving of circa €228 for the outward journey, or 40%, vs Diesel.
IVECO, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) last year accomplished a
similar feat completing the 1,347 km journey from John O’Groats to Land’s End in the UK on
a single fill in a 400hp Stralis NP but this time the aim was to set the bar even higher.
Despite the heavy traffic on the UK side of the English Channel, a strong head wind in France
and the hilly Spanish section of the route, the Stralis NP recorded an impressive average fuel
consumption of 22.6 kg per 100 km. Prior to the trip, IVECO carefully planned the journey
using MyBestRoute: a web-based application developed by Michelin for Stralis NP
customers. It allows drivers and fleet managers to select the optimum route for any European
journey, including plotting LNG refueling stations and estimating the total cost of the trip for
both diesel and natural gas-powered trucks.
The journey demonstrated that natural gas is a viable, realistic, safe and cost-effective
alternative to diesel, available from a growing network of fuel providers in the UK and across
Compared with an equivalent Euro VI diesel, a Stralis NP running on LNG emits around 90
per cent less NO2 emissions, 99 per cent less particulate matter, and up to 15 per cent less
CO2 – rising to 95 per cent less CO2 when using biomethane.
IVECO was the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to look at the potential of natural gas
in 1991 – an anticipation that allowed the company to develop a full range of natural gas
trucks, vans and buses. Currently, more than 25,000 IVECO gas-powered vehicles have been
delivered into service.