For anyone regularly racking up the miles, vehicle fuel efficiency must be a consideration. Which is why Volvo Trucks is launching Volvo FH with I-Save as a way to offer its customers greater efficiency. The combination of a D13TC engine and fuel-saving features can cut fuel costs by up to 7% over long distances.
Demand for trucks travelling long distances is increasing, but so too are diesel prices, meaning profits are suffering.
Speaking about the new truck, Roger Alm, President of Volvo Trucks explained: “It is a complete solution that combines our latest technology to substantially bring down fuel consumption in long-haul operations. And this is without compromising drivability.”
The D13TC is Volvo Trucks’ most fuel-efficient long-haul engine. It features specially-designed pistons that guide heat and energy to the centre of the cylinders and uses excess energy from exhaust gases to power the engine. Producing up to 300 Nm extra torque, it requires less acceleration and fuel is needed to keep a steady pace.
The new Volvo FH with I-Save is designed for customers who drive more than 120,000 km a year. The promise being, the further they drive, the more they can save.