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Iveco majors on the environment at Hanover

3rd September 2008 Print
Iveco is using the occasion of the International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, which runs from September 25 until October 2, to showcase a line-up of new vehicles designed to reduce CO2 emissions.

The company’s 3,700 m2 stand, located in Hall 16, will feature the largest ever display of Iveco vehicles powered by alternative fuels, including a Daily van which benefits from a battery electric and diesel electric parallel hybrid drive system. This vehicle will be joined by a hybrid Eurocargo and a hybrid Daily Tourys minibus, together with a prototype diesel hydraulic parallel hybrid urban bus named the Irisbus Hynovis.

These vehicles will be joined by a wide range of Iveco natural gas powered vehicles, comprising a Daily CNG, with the new Fiat Powertrain Technologies 3.0 litre 136 hp natural gas engine, together with a prototype Eurocargo CNG which will enter production in 2009 with the tector 200 hp dedicated natural gas engine. These vehicles will also be joined by the Stralis CNG, equipped with the Cursor 8 272 hp dedicated natural gas engine.

Also on display in Hanover will be a special All Blacks Concept vehicle based on the Stralis AS440S56T/P, with an extensive range of additional safety features incorporated, including ACC2 (Adaptive Cruise Control), ESP (Electronic Stability Programme) and Active Lane Departure Warning, together with a host of internal driver comfort and assistance systems underlining the positioning of this top-of-the-range vehicle.

A new Stralis Light Weight Tractor is also being exhibited, designed to demonstrate the possibilities for operators looking to maximise payload opportunities, particularly in the tanker market. This vehicle also features an on-board Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) as standard.

Another new feature being launched across the Iveco range, and showcased in Hanover for the first time, is the introduction of Blue&Me Fleet. This telematics system is based on the Fiat-Microsoft platform and is offered in partnership with Qualcomm, global leader in web based fleet management solutions.

Iveco is also using the exhibition to show its complete range of off-road vehicles, including the world debut of the new Eurocargo 4x4, together with an example of the Iveco LMV, which is designed for tactical military applications and for international peace keeping roles. Beside these two off-roaders will be a three door version of the new Massif, a Daily 4x4 crew cab, which can transport the driver plus a crew of 6, a Trakker 8x8 and the Astra ADT 30 articulated 6x6 off-road dumper.

Completing the Iveco vehicle exhibition outside of the hall are examples from the entire on-road range of Daily, Eurocargo, Stralis and Trakker model line-ups.