• 20-SEP-2019

IVECO Stralis NP LNG tractor to cover 2,760 km of the Russian segment of Blue Corridor Rally

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The Russian segment of the “Blue Corridor – Gas into Engines 2019” rally started today. IVECO, a leader in alternative traction vehicles, is taking part with its ground-breaking tractor IVECO Stralis NP powered by Liquefied Natural Gas, which will cover more than 2,700 km in Russia. IVECO also took part in the first segment of the rally, which was inaugurated in  Istanbul, Turkey, on August 29, with its Stralis NP LNG tractor.

The Russian segment starts in Krasnodar Territory, at the Russkaya gas compressor station. The route will include Rostov region, Voronezh region, Belgorod region, Moscow region, Novgorod region and Leningrad region. During stopovers special events aimed at the promotion of gas fuel will include conferences, round tables and vehicle demonstrations. In Moscow, an LNG fueling demonstration will be held for media. The official finish ceremony is planned for October 3 in St. Petersburg, at the Expoforum Exhibition Center, which will also be hosting the St Petersburg International Gas Forum.

IVECO’s participation with its Stralis NP LNG aims to demonstrate the advantages and feasibility of using natural gas-fueled commercial vehicles in the conditions typical of long-distance haulage. The ground-breaking IVECO Stralis NP 460 tractor, which was crowned Sustainable Truck of the Year 2019, is the most sustainable truck in the market. Environmentally friendly and efficient, the Stralis NP 460 is a perfect symbol of the concept of the rally. It also has the advantage of low Total Cost of Ownership due to the lower price of natural gas, low maintenance costs and long service intervals, resulting in greater profitability for logistics operators.

IVECO has extensive experience in developing and producing the commercial vehicles fueled by natural gas. It is very active in promoting the use of this sustainable fuel in the transport industry and welcomes the development of the gas distribution infrastructure in Russia and globally.
 
Moscow, September 20, 2019