“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’ new European product range introduced this spring. I-Save includes many fuel-saving solutions, of which the most important is the Volvo D13TC engine. Volvo’s 13-litre turbo compound engine, launched at the start of 2019, is the company’s most fuel-effective engine to date.
With the launch of the first-generation Volvo FH with I-Save in 2019, Volvo Trucks showed that this solution could slash the cost of fuel – diesel and AdBlue – by up to seven percent 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 customers experience.
“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,” says Jessica Sandström.
With the new-generation Volvo FH with I-Save, Volvo Trucks’ product developers have reduced fuel consumption even further. Through software updates based on user data analysis, the balance between fuel consumption and driveability has been refined and optimised, leading to a further reduction in fuel consumption of up to two percentage points when driving in Eco mode.
“This result means that by choosing the new Volvo FH with I-Save, hauliers can reduce their fuel consumption by up to nine percent compared to an ordinary Volvo FH equipped with our 13-litre engine with Euro 6 step D*. Even greater savings can be achieved in practice, since most customers who buy the new Volvo FH with I-Save switch from older trucks with higher fuel consumption,” Jessica Sandström explains.
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 efficient for the engine to rev up slightly and then freewheel, even on roads that look flat to the human eye.
Fuel-efficient with outstanding driveability
The new Volvo FH with I-Save doesn’t only represent a major step forward in terms of fuel economy. 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,” concludes Jessica.
Watch the Volvo FH with I-Shift undergoing fuel testing by a German automotive trade press journalist on the Green Truck Award test route north of Munich.
Facts, new Volvo FH with I-Save
*The difference in fuel consumption is computed by comparing the costs of diesel and AdBlue for I-Save: D13TC Euro 6 step D with the long haul fuel package, with D13 eSCR Euro 6 step D without the long haul fuel package. The actual fuel economy varies according to many factors, such as the driver’s level of experience, use of cruise control, the vehicle specifications, vehicle load, actual topography and current weather conditions.
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Watch the Volvo FH with I-Shift undergoing fuel testing by a German automotive trade press journalist on the Green Truck Award test route north of Munich
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