Iveco has launched the new Daily Blue Power family, a line-up of vehicles based on its existing panel van designed to combat emissions constraints.
The line-up includes the existing Daily Electric and Hi-Matic Natural Power, which rund on CNG, but also a new diesel unit that has been designed for real world driving emissions.
Daily Euro 6 RDE Ready is the first commercial vehicle to be tested and verified for Real Driving Emissions, anticipating by three years the challenging 2020 environmental targets.
It is powered by a 2.3-litre engine which was fully re-engineered in 2016: with a higher displacement than other manufacturers use, it delivers greater durability and naturally low real driving NOx emissions. It features Iveco’s advanced Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR).
The Daily Euro 6 RDE Ready was tested by an independent organisation, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), in accordance with the new official procedure for testing under real-world conditions. It measured a conformity factor of 1.2 versus the 2020 limit of 2.1, proving that this vehicle is RDE-ready today, three years ahead of the new environmental targets coming into force.
Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power is the first CNG-powered LCV with an eight-speed automatic gearbox in the industry.
It features the 3.0-litre F1C engine that generates 136PS to deliver best-in-class torque of 350Nm. This engine is more robust and guarantees more torque and driveability than ordinary CNG car-derived engines, delivering a performance without compromise.
In real driving conditions and in an urban context, CO2 emissions of the CNG engine are 3% lower than those of the equivalent diesel version. The application of the Hi-Matic transmission to CNG further improves this performance, extending this gap to 5%. If biomethane is used to run the CNG engine, CO2 emissions can be very close to zero, with a 95% reduction.
Daily Electric entered the market in 2009 and has undergone continuous upgrades and improvements over the past eight years.
It is a unique vehicle that allows operation in cities with the strictest traffic constraints. It has an extended range of up to 124 miles in real urban conditions and its battery performance is optimised for all weathers. The battery technology allows for a big payload, and in fast charging mode it only takes two hours to recharge.
The Eco-Power driving mode and regenerative braking technologies further enhance its efficiency. The Daily Blue Power Electric offers a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of up to five tonnes.