Order for Its NGVs by Pan-European Jost Group
Is ‘Largest Deal for Its Stralis NP Vehicles to Date’
Europe’s Jost Group has ordered 500 liquefied natural gas-fueled Stralis NP (Natural Power) trucks manufactured by the Iveco unit of multinational CNH Industrial NV.
Iveco notes in this past Friday’s announcement that the sale represents “the largest deal for its Stralis NP vehicles to date.”
The Stralis NP is powered by the company’s 8.7-liter Cursor 9 engine, said to be “the first gas engine of its kind to deliver power and torque output equal or greater than same-size diesel engines” – up to 400 horsepower.
All 500 by 2020
The first 150 vehicles for Jost are enter into operation during 2018, Iveco says, with the full fleet to be in service by 2020.
The new trucks “will replace pre-Euro VI diesel-powered vehicles, aged four to five years, in the Belgian firm’s fleet of 1,400 trucks and 3,000 trailers,” Iveco says. “Presently, Jost Group conducts operations with 132 Iveco Stralis vehicles, including two running on compressed natural gas (CNG).”
Fueling Infrastructure Planned
“The Group’s goal is to have 35% of its fleet running on LNG and is supporting this with an investment in its own LNG refueling infrastructure,,” Iveco says, “with plans to open up to three filling stations within its major operating centers in Belgium.”
Iveco notes too that the Jost Group is a family business employing more than 2,800 people, with offices in ten countries in Europe and North Africa.
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Source: CNH-Iveco with Fleets & Fuels follow-up