Iveco launches natural gas-powered 6×2 tractor

First 44-tonne 6x2 tractor powered by LNG

Iveco Stralis NP 460 | The Truck Expert

Iveco has debuted the Stralis NP 460, the first pure gas-powered 44-tonne 6×2 tractor unit in the marketplace.

The truck was unveiled at Gasrec’s refuelling site at the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal – one of Europe’s largest liquefied gas filling stations.

The new Stralis NP 460 6×2 is the first three-axle tractor to operate on 100% liquefied natural gas (LNG) and has been engineered in both right-hand and left-hand drive variants. The LNG tanks are mounted either side of the chassis and provide an approximate range of 750km (460 miles).

Iveco LNG tanks for Stralis NP 460

The NP 460 is powered by Iveco’s 12.9-litre Cursor 13 NP single-fuel engine, which will transfer drive through the company’s latest generation 12-speed Hi-Tronix automated transmission. Iveco claims the drivetrain will maximise the tractor’s environmental benefits, promising a 60% reduction in NOx.

Stuart Webster, Iveco UK & Ireland business director, said: “This is a really exciting launch for Iveco and marks the moment natural gas moves into mainstream UK volume in a big way.”

The NP 460 6×2 joins Iveco’s existing 4×2 LNG models, of which 25 are currently in operation around the UK and with more than 1,000 across Europe. Iveco now boasts an LNG range of vehicles that stretches from 3.5 to 44 tonnes.

The Stralis NP 460 6×2 is available to order now. The first demonstrators are expected to commence trials with UK fleets in October.

Iveco Stralis NP 460 6x2 tractor powered by LNG

Michael Dalton
Michael graduated from university in 2016 with a degree in Human, Social, and Political Sciences, and is a former contributor to The Truck Expert.