Storming toward Sustainability at the European Motor Show!
Thursday 24th January 2013
At the Brussels hosted, 91st European Motor Show last week, our Iveco team turned out in force, setting up a huge stand to showcase the latest and greatest achievements and motoring concepts, along with a smattering of the Daily models for attendees to really get to grips with!
The message of this year’s showcase is undoubtedly centred on sustainable mobility, as you’ll know, the subject is a chief concern of ours anyway, and as such, our latest alternative traction concept, as well as an electric powered and natural gas powered Daily, took the main stage. Similarly, the Dual Energy concept was also shown off and discussed in great detail, further expanding on the ideas debuted at Hanover last year.
We can proudly say we’re the European leader in the field of natural gas vehicles, and indeed, our complete range of CNG vehicles will only be expanded upon and developed this year, as we strive to lead the way in creating the latest, most efficiency solutions for sustainable mobility., The Dual Energy concept is quite the summation of the work that is currently going into these technologically advanced areas, something we’re extremely excited to show off, and progress.
Utilizing two types of traction, the system amalgamates an electric option, extracting all the advantages from such machines including zero emotions and incomparably low-level noise, with a thermoelectric hybrid, a traction that can reduce consumption and emissions by 25% to that of a diesel alternative. The idea is that the electric engine takes the reins in short journeys wherein speed need not exceed the 50kph mark; when it’s time for a longer journey, the hybrid kicks in with the power and longevity required, without sacrificing the engine’s emission-minimising efforts.
Of course, this tidy selection of innovations was merely the tip of the iceberg, regarding everything else we got to demonstrate on the show floor including the Natural Power and Electric versions of the Daily, and the Start&Stop function that we’ve found to reduce fuel consumption by up to 10%! With the Gear Shift Indicator informing the driver of when best to change for the most economic driving experience, and an emphasis on driving-style assistance, there’s plenty more to come in all departments from Iveco!
Keep your ears peeled for more from us and our unending ecological efforts soon!