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Iveco ECODAILY at L’Aquila for the G8

23rd July 2009 Print
Iveco ECODAILY Just a month after being officially unveiled to the worldwide media, the ECODAILY, Iveco's new light commercial vehicle that combines enhanced environmental credentials with great performance, is being used at the high profile G8 Summit in L'Aquila, Italy.

This electric version of the ECODAILY is being used to directly support the work of Italy's Civil Protection department, which also has 10 Iveco Massif 4x4s at its disposal for more tricky journeys on challenging terrain.

Completing the fleet are 80 Iveco Irisbus vehicles for transporting many of the 2,500 people attending the G8, in addition to approximately 800 journalists from across the globe. The Iveco Irisbus vehicles include 50 coaches and 30 minibuses, providing services to delegations from the participating countries for the duration of the G8. The fleet mix includes top-of-the-range Magelys, the Domino (the best-selling tourist vehicle in Italy), the Evadys and the Proxys midibus, while the minibuses are Daily Tourys. There are also two electric Europolis buses acting as an internal shuttle service within the Coppito police academy in L'Aquila, which is the official venue for the G8.

All of these vehicles are part of a broader supply that the Fiat Group, in its role as the event's main sponsor, provided by choosing various models to make up a fleet with the diversity and functionality to meet all the G8's logistical requirements. Most importantly, it is an eco-sustainable fleet comprising vehicles which have an extremely low impact on the environment.

Iveco formed a dedicated team specifically to support this event, comprising the heads of the quality, customer service and marketing departments. This team has spent months ironing out every detail with the Civil Protection office and other companies in the Fiat Group in order to demonstrate the qualities of the vehicles and the efficiency of the support network on such an important international stage.

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