IVECO wins ‘LCV Manufacturer of the Year’ at GREENFLEET awards
Monday 18th December 2023
At last week’s 2023 GREENFLEET awards, IVECO was crowned LCV Manufacturer of the Year.
This prestigious category saw IVECO overcome tough competition, with the Daily range impressing judges with ‘alternative fuel powertrains that allow operators to reduce fleet emissions without compromising capability.’
The IVECO eDaily provides all the class-leading qualities operators value in the diesel model, just electric. Available in more body styles than any other in its class, including van, cab, crew cab, chassis cowl and minibus this eLCV is ready for any mission. An unrivalled 3.5-tonne towing capacity, up to 19.6m3 of cargo volume and a class-leading payload of up to 4.6-tonne which is only possible because of its rugged ladder frame chassis.
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) also plays an important role in decarbonisation, with the IVECO Daily CNG model providing a solution that many operators can easily adopt. The Daily CNG emits up to 95% less CO2 than an equivalent diesel vehicle when run on biomethane. Alongside its electric version, CNG Daily operators frequently entering the increasing number of Low Emission Zones in UK cities can meet strict environmental standards and avoid penalty charges without compromising mission capability.
GREENFLEET has been championing the green fleet industry for 23 years and continues in its ambition of driving the switch to greener fleets. Colin Boyton, Events Manager, GREENFLEET commented: “IVECO produces diesel, electric and CNG models ranging from 3.5 – 7.2 tonne that can come as a panel van, window van, chassis cab or even a minibus. The eDaily in particular offers record breaking towing capacity and eSTART connectivity allowing fleets to monitor and manage vehicle downtime. This model alone has started to revolutionise the electric LCV sector.”
IVECO UK Light Business-line Director, Mike Cutts said “The multi-award-winning IVECO Daily is a remarkable vehicle that continues to innovate and deliver extensive mission capabilities for its operators. The launch of the all-electric eDaily continues those valued Daily assets with zero emissions.”
Driver comfort is also an important element of IVECO’s LCVs with the Daily featuring Hi-Comfort seats - a segment first - with memory foam central cushion pads, backrest, and headrest to help reduce pressure peaks by up to 30%. The optional AIR-PRO pneumatic rear suspension further adds to driver comfort and operating flexibility. By calculating individual shock absorber pressure every 10 milliseconds, a 25% reduction in vibrations and a 30% reduction in roll angle helps contribute to a more relaxed driving experience.
The GREENFLEET award citation highlights “the eDaily offers exceptional flexibility, and blends innovation with the trusted qualities that have made Daily a renowned choice with LCV operators.”