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 […]
Volvo Trucks is now launching I-Shift with crawler gears a gearbox with up to two additional crawler gears. The extra gears make it possible to start a truck from standstill with up to 325 tonnes in total weight. This is unique for series-produced heavy trucks. To simplify, I-Shift with crawler gears works like this: By […]
Stand by. Here we go. Shooting. I’ve never done this before, fly two or three metres above the road. We need perfect synchronisation between everything. So it’s a constant variable the whole time to keep our guy in the air. – 50. Stop. We should stop. – Stop, stop, stop. It’s not a simple trick […]
Volvo Trucks’ The Iron Knight is the world’s fastest truck, beating the world land speed record at both 500 and 1,000 metres. Oh, my goodness. With The Iron Knight, we don’t only want to build a fantastic-looking truck, we want to show our customers that we do enthusiasm, we do the same quality and the […]
In 2014, Volvo Trucks introduces the new I-Shift Dual Clutch Gearbox. Dual clutch technology already exists in passenger cars. But Volvo Trucks is the first manufacturer in the world that has been able to adapt the system for heavy trucks. I-Shift Dual Clutch is our new powershift transmission. While driving in one gear, it’s possible […]
This is how the new D13TC works. Air flows through the engine and into the cylinder. Injectors spray fuel into the compressed air, causing it to ignite. The piston’s patented wave-shaped interior guides the flame back to the centre of the cylinder for a concentrated and efficient burn. The hot exhaust flows out of the […]