July 18, 2019

Three-way offer from Iveco

Iveco has launched its Daily Blue Power family using three different technologies to meet the needs of operators demanding sustainable transport solutions, particularly in inner cities.

Pierre Lahutte, Iveco brand president, said, “In the face of the current push for decarbonisation and increasing access restrictions in cities, being sustainable is fast becoming an important competitive advantage for transport businesses.

“Sustainability has always been a core value for IVECO, and we saw long ago that our path to sustainable urban transport is through advanced diesel technology and alternative tractions such as electric and natural gas. That is why we have pioneered alternative fuels for more than 20 years and invested in advanced technologies to dramatically reduce emissions from our diesel engines.

“The Daily Blue Power is the culmination of all the work we have done in this field. It offers our customers a unique choice that gives them a competitive advantage to develop their sustainable business in urban areas without limitations.”

Hi-Matic Natural Power

Iveco claims its Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power is the first CNG-powered LCV with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. It features a 3.0-litre F1C engine that generates 136hp to deliver torque of 350Nm while complying with Euro 6/D standards with 76% less particulate matter (PM), 12% lower NOx emissions than Iveco’s Euro VI 3.0-litre diesel engine.

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, says Iveco.

The Hi-Matic also delivers 2.5% fuel savings, on real urban cycle, compared to the CNG manual version.

Daily Euro 6 RDE-ready

Claimed by Iveco to be the most advanced diesel LCV on the market, the Daily Euro 6 RDE-ready is the first one to be tested and verified for Real Driving Emissions – RDE-ready – anticipating by three years the 2020 environmental targets.

It is powered by Iveco’s 2.3-litre F1A engine, which was fully re-engineered in 2016 to deliver greater durability and naturally low real driving NOx emissions. It features Iveco’s advanced selective catalytic reduction (SCR) after-treatment system.

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. Iveco says its conformity factor of 1.2 versus the 2020 limit of 2.1 “proves that this vehicle is RDE-ready today, three years ahead of the new environmental targets coming into force”.

Customers can also expect improved fuel efficiency too, says Iveco. With the standard Start&Stop system and the fitment of Michelin eco-tyres, it uses up to 7% less fuel compared to the current version based on a real urban customer mission.

Daily Electric

Iveco was a pioneer in the electric traction market in 2009 with the Daily Electric. Iveco says the van now has an extended range of up to 200km in real urban conditions and its battery performance is optimised for all weathers. The battery technology is designed to allow for a big payload, and in fast charging mode takes two hours to recharge.

The Eco-Power driving mode and regenerative braking technologies add to its efficiency. The Daily Blue Power Electric offers a wide line-up with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of up to 5-tonnes.