Volvo Trucks has introduced the Volvo FH with I-Save option, which combines its new D13TC engine with an updated fuel efficiency package.
Consumer demand for goods is growing across Europe, with trucks covering increasingly longer distances. At the same time, transport operators are facing rising diesel prices, putting pressure on profitability.
Volvo Trucks’ president Roger Alm said: “Volvo FH with I-Save is our answer to this challenge. It is a complete solution that combines our latest technology to substantially improve fuel consumption in long-haul operations without compromising drivability.”
At the core of the Volvo FH with I-Save option is the new, D13TC Turbo-compound engine – Volvo Trucks’ “most fuel-efficient long-haul engine to date”.
It now features pistons with a patented wave-shaped crown that improves combustion and increases efficiency by guiding heat and energy to the centre of each cylinder. Excess energy in the exhaust gases are recovered to power the fly-wheel via an additional turbine in the exhaust flow, known as the Turbo-compound unit.
Volvo Trucks’ powertrain strategy director Mats Franzén said: “We have tailored every aspect of I-Save to suit long-haul operators, especially those that typically drive more than 160,000 km per year.
“The longer they drive, the more they can potentially save. It is a powerful engine which delivers a highly fuel-efficient and smooth driving experience.”