THE drive to eliminate pollution in our city centres has the potential to leave van operators at a disadvantage within the next few years. Rather than wait until petrol and diesel engines are banned the new IVECO Daily Blue Power range is already offering a way around proposed restrictions.
The Blue Power range is based on IVECO’s Daily range and is available with three different low emission technologies. The Daily Blue Power range offers businesses real freedom of choice between three different technologies to match the specific requirements of their operation.
The IVECO Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power is the first CNG-powered LCV with an 8-speed automatic gearbox in the segment. It features a 3-litre engine generating 136bhp and 350 Nm of torque with the ease of an automatic transmission. The Compressed Natural Gas engine complies with Euro 6/D standards with 76 per cent less particulate matter and 12 per cent lower NOx emissions than IVECO’s Euro VI 3.0-litre diesel engine. If biomethane is used to run the CNG engine, CO2 emissions can be very close to zero, with a 95 per cent reduction.
The IVECO Daily Euro 6 RDE Ready promises sustainable efficiency for urban driving conditions. IVECO says this is the most advanced diesel LCV on the market, the first one to be tested and verified for Real Driving Emissions – RDE-ready – three years ahead of the proposed 2020 environmental targets. It’s 2.3-litre engine is designed to be extremely fuel efficient. The standard Start&Stop system and the fitting of Michelin eco-tyres mean it uses up to 7 per cent less fuel than comparable models.
The IVECO Daily Electric entered the market in 2009 and offers proven versatility and full sustainability with its 100 per cent recyclable batteries. It has an extended range of up to 124 miles in real urban conditions. The battery technology allows for a big payload, and in fast charging mode it only takes two hours to recharge. The Eco-Power driving mode and regenerative braking technologies help to increase the efficiency.
When restrictions do come into effect in the next few years it is going to be those businesses that pre-empted the move that will be best placed. The IVECO Daily Blue Power range is designed to offer a sustainable van that will allow businesses unrestricted delivery capabilities for urban and suburban operations.
Developing sustainable transport solutions is increasingly essential, you may as well take advantage as early as possible.