The first B-double concept truck in the world. This truck was nearly two years in the making and is a testament to Australian ingenuity and engineering skills, along with the great benefits gained from the partnership of Swedish and local engineering teams.
The truck is designed to run on the least amount of diesel possible, without compromising productivity or performance. With fuel accounting for one-third of operator costs, the industry is looking for answers to the problem of how to maximise fuel efficiency while still getting the job done. Under rigorous testing, the Australian trials of the Volvo Fuel Super Truck showed a gain in fuel efficiency of 20 per cent over the base line FH16, which itself is well known in the market for its leading fuel efficiency.
Our engine range has been meticulously engineered to save fuel – without compromising performance. We optimised the combustion chamber geometry. Designed vertical, centrally positioned unit injectors. Increased the gas-fill ratio…
We could go on (and on) about our technical achievements. What’s most important about these innovations is the difference they make to your bottom line. And to the environment.
I-Shift maximises performance and efficiency by monitoring and responding to vehicle mass, road inclination, speed and acceleration. Coupled to a Volvo diesel engine, it reduces fuel consumption compared to a manual gearbox.
As you drive, I-See uses information about the road gradient to manage speed and gear changes in the most fuel efficient way. By taking advantage of the truck’s kinetic energy, the system can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 5%. The biggest savings are made on gentle slopes, but I-See saves you fuel on almost every gradient.
Using the right tyres, at the correct pressure and on correctly aligned wheels and axles, can reduce fuel consumption by up to 14%. Our global studies show that two out of three trucks have incorrectly aligned axles and wheels. So there’s a lot to be gained for very little effort.
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Together, Dynafleet and driver training you can save up to 7% fuel.
Meet our intelligent fleet-management system. Follow the performance of your trucks and drivers in real time, view automatically generated fuel-efficiency rankings. Then make comparisons, spot trends and implement profitable, fuel-saving changes.
Our Efficient Driving course helps you get the most out of every drop of fuel. Part of our Volvo Trucks Driver Development programme, the proven systematic approach creates fuel-efficient driving patterns and sustainable, long-term savings – and is most effective in conjunction with Dynafleet reports.
A cab spoiler package can improve your fuel economy by as much as 8%. It reduces turbulence, minimises air resistance and deflects wind away from the trailer. As well as saving fuel and money, it also reduces CO2 emissions, which is great for the environment.