Lithuanian transport operator Vlantana has taken delivery of 65 IVECO S-WAY LNG commercial vehicles.
The company, which has a running park of 1,650 vehicles, is significantly extending its gas fleet with the new vehicles.
It has chosen IVECO’s gas trucks for their environmental performance when running on LNG or Bio-LNG.
Vlantana’s commitment to sustainable transport operations extends to plans for the construction of Lithuania’s first natural gas filling station on its premises near Klaipèda, close to Lithuania’s main motorway, making it the first station of its kind in the country.
The acquisition of IVECO S-WAY LNG trucks is a part of Vlantana’s long-term strategy, which has a strong focus on the environment.
In its commitment to delivering green transport, the company is taking the lead in Lithuania, beginning to convert its fleet to gas-powered early on, before the existence of a fuelling network in the country.
The decision to convert part of its fleet to gas with the IVECO S-WAY LNG trucks, according to Vlantana Founder Vladas Stončius, is testament to its belief in sustainable and eco-friendly solutions as well as in the operational and financial benefits of gas.
“We have put our trust in IVECO in our choice of vehicles to deliver green transport services to our customers,” he said in a statement.
“With our IVECO S-WAY LNG vehicles, we will enjoy all the advantages of a truly sustainable and effective transport solution with best-in-class Total Cost of Ownership.”
In a first phase, Vlantana will use the new IVECO S-WAY LNG trucks on European routes where the distribution network is in place.
The European Union’s Green Deal is driving a strong focus on sustainable transport solutions across its member states, where the number of refuelling stations is growing fast and already covers the main transport corridors.
Vlantana’s IVECO S-WAY LNG trucks will be able to avail themselves of these filling stations and benefit from initiatives introduced in various countries to support the development of this sustainable fuel, while contributing to a more sustainable transport sector.
It is anticipated by IVECO that these trucks will enable Vlantana to deliver logistics solutions with dramatically lower particulate matter and NO2 emissions by as much as 95 per cent less Co2 in some cases compared to diesel when running on biomethane.