Iveco Daily Blue Power range tackles urban operation issues
Iveco has launched a new Daily Blue Power range featuring a choice of powertrains to help urban and suburban fleets run city centre operations round the clock.
Designed with a ‘future-proofing’ focus, the line-up includes the Daily Euro 6 RDE Ready. Said to be the first diesel LCV on the market that’s been tested and verified for Real Driving Emissions, the Euro 6 RDE Ready is powered by Iveco’s 2.3-litre diesel and features a Selective Catalytic Reduction after-treatment system.
Tested by an independent organisation, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), in accordance with the new RDE regulations, the Daily Euro 6 RDE Ready had a conformity factor – which limits how far emissions can exceed the regulations on NOx emissions on any possible RDE trip – of 1.2 compared to 2.1 under the regulation.
Iveco hasn’t published fuel economy data but says the model, which comes with standard Start&Stop system and Michelin eco-tyres, uses up to 7% less fuel compared to the current version based on a real urban customer trip.
Iveco’s Daily Blue Power family also includes the existing Daily Electric model, which offers a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of up to five tonnes and will also be offered in the future with financing solutions and repair and maintenance contracts that include the batteries.
The line-up also features the Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicle, now teamed up with an eight-speed automatic gearbox – a claimed first in the industry.
Commenting on Iveco’s 20-year plus history of developing alternatively fuelled solutions, brand president Pierre Lahutte said: “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.”