Iveco has announced that it has delivered Germany’s first LNG-powered long-haul truck to Ludwig Meyer GmbH & Co. KG.
The LNG-powered truck is the first of 20 Stralis NP trucks that Ludwig Meyer GmbH & Co. KG will soon be operating for the purposes of fresh food logistics and distribution in the area surrounding Berlin, Germany. Meyer Logistik is also co-ordinating the construction of a public LNG filling station on the east side of the Berliner Ring orbital motorway.
The Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure (BMVI) encouraged the purchase of the LNG truck fleet by donating €360 000, which has enabled the construction of the LNG refuelling station.
Rainer Bomba, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, said: "LNG is a promising alternative to conventional fuel. Funded by the BMVI pilot project with Meyer Logistics, this deal is an important contribution in the field of new and clean drives for heavy trucks and LNG as a fuel source in Germany.”
Pierre Lahutte, Iveco Brand President, said: “Our customers in Spain, Italy, the UK and the Netherlands are demonstrating that LNG is an equally reliable and efficient technology that has far less of an environmental impact than other fuels. The Stralis NP not only produces cleaner emissions, but is also extremely quiet. This makes the vehicle suitable for urban use and calms residents' concerns about noise.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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