April 12, 2019. Beginning in April, the Italian firm Arcese will add four new Iveco Stralis NP 460 FP low-truck fueled to liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a result of an agreement signed with Iveco, strategic partner with which the company shares its vision of a sustainable future.
The common objective is to test the operational performance of these tractor units and assess, therefore, the use of this type of vehicle in heavy transport. In particular, Arcese will carry out some tests aimed at verifying the performance in terms of consumption, maintenance and management costs but, above all, to assess the introduction of these units in the Arcese fleet for the services of the Road Freight FTL division. The vehicles have been chosen for their ability to reduce fuel consumption and maximize load capacity. Indeed, they are equipped with a motor powered by 460 horses with double LNG tank, which guarantees a range of 1150 kilometers.
The use of this type of tractor head, in addition, implies a remarkable improvement for the environment, both from the acoustic point of view (reduced sound emissions compared to diesel engines) and the significant reduction of emissions to the atmosphere, with a 90% less NO2, 99% less PM and, if biomethane is used, 95% less CO2 than equivalent diesel versions.