Fuel cost is one of the biggest expenditures for fleet operators. This truck with I-Save makes a huge difference. There’s a reduction of at least 7-8%, possibly 9-10%, on diesel consumption. That’s a nice money saver. I’ve been a truck driver for more than 25 years. My assignments are general cargo. I drive a lot […]
The driving experience today was very good, a much bigger surprise than I thought it would be. There’s quite a dramatic change between the non-Turbo Compound version and the new one. From the first press of the accelerator, once you start moving, the extra 300 Nm of torque is delivered straight away.
It’s a new concept, because it does several things at once. Technically, with the energy recovery turbine, backed up by a software strategy for the gearbox that is very comprehensive, I believe it’s a new concept in fuel-efficient trucks.
The difference is obvious. The driver feels the increased torque. With Turbo Compound it climbs hills differently, at lower engine revs, shifts later or not at all. It’s definitely noticeable.
This is Volvo FH with I-Save, Volvo Trucks’ most fuel-efficient truck to date. But how do you know that? Well, ask this guy. He put I-Save to the test on some of the most demanding roads in the Czech Republic. By combining the latest hardware and software, Volvo FH with I-Save can cut fuel costs […]
Our latest Volvo FH truck drives the Helsinki – Kuopio route. It works long hours over three shifts, six days a week. That means one night of rest per week. Our main focus is the food industry. I am Antti Airaksinen, CEO at Kuljetusliike Antti Airaksinen Oy. Fuel economy is significant for us, as we […]
The driving experience today was very good, a much bigger surprise than I thought it would be. There’s quite a dramatic change between the non-Turbo Compound version and the new one. From the first press of the accelerator, once you start moving, the extra 300 Nm of torque is delivered straight away. It’s a new […]
What we’re looking at here is the new Volvo LNG-powered, 13-litre Euro 6 engine that we’re going to be offering as an alternative to the diesel variants that we offer today. What makes this technology better and different is the way that we are able to deliver the fuel to the cylinder. We’re delivering it […]
In order to give the truck as long driving range as possible, the tank is filled with liquefied gas. The gas is stored in a cryogenic vacuum isolated tank at minus 130 to 140 degrees Celsius. Inside the tank is a hydraulically driven pump that raises the LNG to system pressure, and a vaporiser at […]
In a world with a constantly increasing demand for climate-smart energy solutions, one of the answers is natural gas and biogas. Natural gas is one of the world’s fastest growing major energy sources and the cleanest burning fossil fuel. The gas can be found in underground reservoirs all over the world, and the resource of […]