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Volvo Trucks Cut Fuel Consumption with New Software & Upgraded Engines

Auto News - Published on Fri, 12 Jul 2019

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Volvo Trucks is introducing new functions that help drivers save fuel even when cruise control is not activated. The launch of upgraded D13 diesel engines for Euro 3, Euro 4, Euro 5 and EEV markets, together with the new software, enables fuel savings of up to 3%. Through a combination of new software and hardware upgrades for Euro 3 to 5 markets, Volvo Trucks’ updated D13 diesel engines can save up to three per cent in fuel in long-haul operations.

The new function is called Volvo Torque Assist and is intended to reduce fuel consumption by providing more efficient driving when the cruise control is disabled in long haul operations.

Mr Peter Hardin, Director Product Management at Volvo Trucks said that “We have seen that there is a need to help drivers save fuel also when the cruise control cannot be used. I-Cruise, our intelligent cruise control, is still the best way to optimize fuel consumption, but sometimes it might not be applicable. In this way we can support the driver to cut fuel costs in such driving situations.”

Volvo Torque Assist is designed to give more fuel-efficient driving by automatically adapting the truck’s torque and acceleration to the road topography, the load and speed changes. The function is only active when driving without using cruise control.

Another supporting function keeps the amount of injected fuel constant after the engine’s ‘green range’ has been passed. The slightly compromised performance is compensated by improved fuel economy.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Fri, 12 Jul 2019
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