Testing has shown the truck will deliver a 10 per cent* saving versus a standard Volvo FH equipped with a 13-litre Euro-6 Step D engine; which is three per cent more than the current Volvo FH with I-Save, which was introduced in 2019.
“Cutting fuel consumption and, as a result, reducing CO2 emissions is crucial for all transport companies, especially those with long haul operations. With the new Volvo FH with I-Save, we give hauliers even greater opportunities to reduce their operating costs and environmental impact,” says Jessica Sandström, Senior Vice President Product Management at Volvo Trucks.
The new Volvo FH with I-Save is part of Volvo Trucks’ next generation European product range unveiled this spring. I-Save includes many fuel-saving solutions, of which the most important is the Volvo D13TC engine – a 13-litre turbo compound engine, launched at the start of 2019, which is the company’s most fuel-efficient engine to date.
With the launch of the first-generation Volvo FH with I-Save last year, Volvo Trucks proved this solution could slash fuel bills – diesel and AdBlue – by up to seven per cent compared to a truck without I-Save equipped with Volvo’s conventional 13-litre engine. This figure has been confirmed by independent tests as well as direct customer experience.
Jessica adds: “The combination of low fuel consumption, low noise levels and good driveability has garnered a very positive response. Many hauliers see the Volvo FH with I-Save as a tool to help reduce their carbon footprint. Plus even greater savings can be achieved in practice, since most customers who buy the new Volvo FH with I-Save will switch from older trucks with higher fuel consumption.”
To unlock the additional savings with the new-generation model, Volvo Trucks’ product developers have made crucial software updates based on detailed user data analysis. The balance between fuel consumption and driveability has also been refined and optimised, leading to a further reduction in fuel consumption when driving in Eco mode.
In addition to an upgrade of I-Save, the new Volvo FH has a more aerodynamic design. To save even more fuel, I-See now has a new function that enables the truck to detect when it’s efficient for the engine to rev up slightly and then freewheel, even on roads that look flat to the human eye.
The new Volvo FH with I-Save represents a major step forward in terms of fuel economy; plus its optimised torque within a wide rev range results in smooth driving and delivers the power needed to maintain a high and constant average speed, even in challenging topography.
“We are making it easier and more comfortable to drive fuel efficiently, even on hilly roads. The new Volvo FH’s top-class driver environment also helps drivers perform optimally throughout their entire work shift,” Jessica concludes.
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