Upgraded Volvo FH with I-Save could save fuel consumption by up to 10%

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The Volvo FH with I-Save has been launched in an even more fuel-efficient version that can cut fuel costs by up to ten percent. This marks a significant improvement of three percentage points on the previous generation.

The new Volvo FH with I-Save is part of Volvo Trucks’ new European product range introduced this spring. I-Save includes many fuel-saving solutions, of which the most important is the Volvo D13TC engine. Volvo’s 13-litre turbo compound engine, launched at the start of 2019, is the company’s most fuel-effective engine to date.

With the launch of the first-generation Volvo FH with I-Save in 2019, Volvo Trucks showed that this solution could slash the cost of fuel – diesel and AdBlue – by up to seven percent compared to a truck without I-Save equipped with Volvo’s conventional 13-litre engine. This figure has been confirmed by independent tests as well as customers experience.

With the new-generation Volvo FH with I-Save, Volvo Trucks’ product developers have reduced fuel consumption even further. Through software updates based on user data analysis, the balance between fuel consumption and driveability has been refined and optimised, leading to a further reduction in fuel consumption when driving in Eco mode.

Volvo claims that the new Volvo FH with I-Save could help haulers reduce their fuel consumption by up to ten percent compared to an ordinary Volvo FH equipped with a 13-litre engine with Euro 6 step D. The difference in fuel consumption is computed by comparing the costs of diesel and AdBlue for I-Save: D13TC Euro 6 step D with the long haul fuel package, with D13 eSCR Euro 6 step D without the long haul fuel package. The actual fuel economy varies according to many factors, such as the driver’s level of experience, use of cruise control, the vehicle specifications, vehicle load, actual topography and current weather conditions.

In addition to an upgrade of I-Save, the new Volvo FH has a more aerodynamic design. To save even more fuel, I-See now has a new function that enables the truck to detect when it´s efficient for the engine to rev up slightly and then freewheel, even on roads that look flat to the human eye.

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