Guiding you to optimised fuel consumption
Reducing fuel consumption is a must when it comes to a company's economy. But even more so when it comes to environmental issues. At Volvo we believe in the benefits of cleaner technology. It is a mission we take seriously. Compared to a truck that performed a corresponding haulage assignment back in 1980, the fuel consumption, using diesel engines, has decreased by about 30%.
However, apart from vehicle and engine design, the fuel consumption of goods vehicle transport is dependent on a number of factors such as load conditions, the driver, the equipment and weather conditions.
Volvo has long experience of engine technology to reduce emissions and fulfil all main legislation in Europe, the USA and Japan. Since 2002 an EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) solution has been provided in the USA, a technology that parallels the SCR technology available on the European market.
At Volvo Trucks we believe that Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is the best alternative for complying with the Euro 4 emission legislation. SCR is a well-proven and reliable technology without limitations in horsepower output and it has been in use in Europe since 2004. SCR also represents the most fuel-efficient solution among the techniques available for Euro 4 and Euro 5.