Lawsons has taken delivery of its first natural gas-powered heavy truck from IVECO. The building materials merchants will add the 26-tonne Stralis NP to its 90-strong fleet.
The CNG truck emits 50 per cent less NOx emissions than diesel, 95 per cent less particulate matter versus Euro VI limits, and 95 per cent less CO2 when using compressed bio methane.
The Stralis NP (AD260S33) 6×2 rigid has been built for operation primarily around Greater London and is based at Lawsons’ Camden depot – half a mile from the nearest CNG-refuelling station.
“We recognised there was a huge potential for trialling gas vehicle technology in our fleet and once we started speaking with IVECO, they demonstrated a real desire to make it happen,” said David Harvey, group transport manager at Lawsons.