Iveco’s Stralis NP – the first natural gas-powered truck for long haul operations – has been voted “Project of the Year” at the European Gas Awards of Excellence 2017 at the annual European Gas Conference in Vienna, Austria.

“We are very proud that Iveco has been again rewarded for its commitment to sustainability,” said brand president Pierre Lahutte. “Our new Stralis NP is a revolutionary gas truck for sustainable transport: it builds on Iveco’s extensive expertise to take a step into the future – and it is the first true long-haul gas truck in the market that offers a real alternative to diesel vehicles.”

It was in 1996 that the manufacturer introduced its first gas-powered trucks — derivatives designed for refuse collection. Then followed other vehicles designed for urban, regional and inter-regional use. “Now we’ve completed the chain with the long-distance, heavy-duty haulage Stralis NP,” said Lahutte, who added that more than 16 000 Iveco gas-powered vehicles were operating on Europe’s roads.