All ECOSTRALIS engines have been optimised to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The ECOSTRALIS is a specific variant of the AS, AD and AT versions of the Stralis, equipped with the Cursor 10 engine from 420 cv to 460 cv. The engine availability will shortly be extended to include the Cursor 13 engines at 500CV.
ECOSTRALIS engines conform to EEV standards, the most severe of all European standards, with a specific engine consumption map optimised to maintain low fuel consumption.
The ECOSTRALIS is also equipped with EBS (Electronic Braking System). This system modulates braking action according to actual vehicle running weight (including the weight of the trailer or semi-trailer). ECOSTRALIS is equipped with a key operated ECO-switch that uses the vehicle weight information from the EBS system to optimise vehicle performance according to the total vehicle weight. In this way fuel consumption is minimised during acceleration without affecting overall speed capability.
When the vehicle specification includes the Eurotronic transmission, the ECO-switch adjusts the gear change logic to allow only the fully automatic mode and to effect gear changes according to fuel economy criteria, so bringing further economy savings.
Recognising the important contribution of rolling resistance to the total, ECOSTRALIS is equipped with new technology tyres bringing significant reductions in rolling resistance. The new 315/70R22.5 tyres are matched with the 2.64:1 rear axle ratio to bring an ideal drive ratio optimised for economy and driveability.
Still on the subject of tyres and the importance of correct inflation pressures for economic and safe driving, ECOSTRALIS is equipped with TMPS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System). In the event of a loss of pressure in any one or more tyres, the driver receives a visual and an audible warning.
The aerodynamic design of the vehicle, in particular regarding heavy commercial vehicles, has a significant impact on fuel economy and performance. The new ECOSTRALIS, in order to minimise Cx and optimise aerodynamic efficiency is therefore equipped with a front spoiler and side deflectors.
Of course, the efficiency of any vehicle depends not only on its technical characteristics but also on the way it is managed and driven. That is why Iveco is proud to offer the “Blue&Me Fleet” telematics system, developed on the Fiat-Microsoft Blue&Me platform, in conjunction with Qualcomm, global leader in fleet management solutions. Qualcomm’s telematics services are fully compatible with the on-board computer of the ECOSTRALIS, based on the “Blue&Me Fleet” platform, they provide operators with a wide range of real time data from all vehicles equipped with the necessary devices.
The on-board computer of the ECOSTRALIS is able to dialogue with the vehicle’s CANbus system and request data on parameters like fuel consumption, distance travelled, speed, total mileage, etc., linking this data with driver identity in order to provide precise information on the style and efficiency of all drivers in the fleet.
Data from the digital tachograph can also be downloaded remotely. This function allows fleet managers to log on to the tachograph from a remote location and download all the data they need without ever having to enter the vehicle. The “Blue&Me Fleet” on-board system transmits data to the Qualcomm infrastructure over the mobile phone network. Operators can access this information via the FleetVisor web portal, specially developed by Qualcomm, using a normal internet browser. A dedicated data integration service allows data from existing software systems to be imported.
In order to simplify the Blue&Me Fleet offer, Iveco has created three option packs:
- Base: remote download of driver and digital tachograph data, hands-free telephone and integration with ANS (Assistance Non Stop) – the Iveco Customer Service facility that responds to vehicle breakdown, where the precise geographic vehicle location and breakdown system error codes are transmitted directly to the Iveco ANS call-centre.
- Intermediate: base level plus telematic track and trace, contol of drivers’ hours and driver monitoring service according to pre-programmed kpi parameters.
- Advanced: intermediate level plus touch-screen for driver and back-office communication and vehicle ring fencing where the a warning is given to the back-office if the vehicle leaves a particular pre-established area.