Among the leading models on show on the Iveco stand will be the Iveco Powerstar, which the Dutch champion Gerard De Rooy triumphed in 2012 Dakar Rally. It's a vehicle equipped with an Iveco chassis and driveline and a cab based on the Powerstar, produced and marketed by Iveco in Australia. The Iveco Powerstar is equipped with an FPT Industrial Cursor 13 engine with over 900 HP and Magneti Marelli components. This Iveco Powerstar has been adapted to withstand the extreme environmental conditions of the rally but was a production model optimized to guarantee the highest level of energy efficiency.
For Iveco, the Dakar race was a great opportunity to confirm the reliability of its products in action: each vehicle was put to the test under extreme conditions crossing three major South American countries - Argentina, Chile and Peru.
At the RAI in Amsterdam, Iveco has also intended to prove its efforts in an environmental context by exhibiting vehicles that best represent the company’s constant focus on sustainable mobility.
Among the most important it has brought along include the electric New Daily 35S13V, a vehicle that guarantees high reliability levels and that is perfectly suited to some of the standard urban transportation missions, such as door to door distribution and urban passenger transport. The zero-tailpipe emission electrically powered vehicle is designed, built, sold and fully supported by Iveco. A high specific energy plug-in accumulation system feeds an asynchronous three phase electric motor by means of an inverter. The motor is directly responsible for moving the vehicle and recovering energy when braking. The vehicle is available in the 35C and 35S versions (van and chassis cab) with power ratings that range from 30 kW nominal power (60 kW peak) and 50C (van and chassis cab), equipped with a 40 kW nominal power (80 kW peak). The maximum speed is electronically limited to 70 km/h while the range varies between 90 and 130 km, based on the number of batteries and the mission in question.
The stand will also feature a New Daily 50C14 Natural Power, equipped with an F1 136 HP Natural Power engine produced by FPT Industrial with three way catalyst, which uses a stoichiometric combustions system (with a chemically correct air-fuel ratio). The system is highly reliable and very long lasting and ensures exhaust gas emissions which are well below the level requested by the strictest European regulations. This also enables the composition of the gas to be detected and the engine’s operation to be adapted as a consequence of this information so that a low level of emissions can be guaranteed without sacrificing performance. The spark ignition reduces pollution which is much less than an equivalent diesel engine, making this vehicle particularly suited to night time use in urban areas, without having to introduce additional acoustic insulation measures. The New Daily, like all the other Iveco vehicles powered with Natural Gas, is also fully compatible with the use of bio-methane, one of the sources of renewable energy with the best credentials in terms of greenhouse gas reduction.
Another of Iveco's most interesting contributions to sustainable mobility is its Ecostralis, on show in Amsterdam in the AS440S46 ECO T/P version. This product combines highly technological solutions, respect for the environment, productivity and efficiency thanks to a number of special features which guarantee ultra-low fuel consumption. Ecostralis has been optimized in terms of its engines, aerodynamics and electronics and can therefore rightly claim to be one of the most efficient and sustainable product in its category. All the Ecostralis motors have been optimized in order to minimize consumption and CO2 emissions. The Ecostralis is a specific variant of the Stralis in its AS, DT and AT versions, equipped with a Cursor 10 420 HP to 460 HP power rating. Furthermore, the range is completed by a model with a 500HP Cursor 13 engine. The Ecostralis engines comply with the EEV European standard and have a particular mapping of its electronic control unit, which enables the optimization of consumption depending on the kind of mission while totally complying with legislation on restricted emission values.