January 3, 2020. Iveco’s Stralis NP lent its support to Wandsworth Council for the London New Year’s Day Parade (LNYDP) through the capital, helping to ensure the borough’s sustainable float had the minimum environmental impact as it drove the route before a crowd of more than 500,000 people and a televised worldwide audience of millions.

A team from Wandsworth Council approached Iveco with a request to borrow a Stralis NP 460 to pull its float through central London – supporting its key objective for the next decade to become more sustainable and achieve carbon neutral status by 2030.

Each element of the float had been carefully chosen to reflect the Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Jane Cooper’s, passion for sustainability. Commenting, she said: “We wanted to make every effort to ensure our float was sustainable and only contained materials that had been recycled, reused or repurposed – from the centrepiece LOVE letters to the banners and the carpeted flooring. Being able to power it on 100 per cent natural gas made a massive contribution and provided a really positive start to our work in Wandsworth in 2020 to fight climate change.”

The Stralis NP 460 is the most sustainable heavy truck for 44-tonne operation, standing apart from competitors for being the only three-axle tractor unit to operate on 100 per cent liquefied natural gas (LNG). It brings together more than 20 years development of natural gas technology – packaged into a 6×2 heavy truck which delivers a true competitive advantage for UK fleets on both regional and long-distance missions. It runs exclusively on LNG from tanks mounted either side of the chassis and is perfect for applications where vehicles operate on a ‘same-day out and back’ operation.