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Short facts

Total weight:
Up to 49 tonnes

Chassis height:
1100  to 1200 mm

D13A: 400 hp

Environmental driveline

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, besides vehicle and engine design, fuel consumption for goods vehicle transport is dependent on a number of other 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 from Europe, the USA, Japan and India.

Volvo trucks offers vehicles complying to both Euro III or Euro IV emission norms in India.
SCR technology

At Volvo Trucks we believe that Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology is the best alternative for complying with Euro IV 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 IV.

Fuel efficiency
With the efficient combustion in Volvo's Euro IV engine, Volvo offers the most fuel-efficient solution among competing technologies, which in itself is a gain both financially and environmentally. Although the catalytic reduction process requires an additive in the form of a fluid named AdBlue, with current estimates for the price of AdBlue the overall operating cost will not increase compared to  Euro III specification.