Basildon, December 1, 2015
The Iveco Vision concept vehicle – which formed the centrepiece of the
Iveco stand at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham – has been
recognised with a major European award for sustainability.
German magazine ‘Transport’ presented the Europäischer Transportpreis für Nachhaltigkeit 2016 award to Iveco
in recognition of the brand’s Vision concept as representing the best and most
integrated approach to future urban needs.
Brimming with advanced design and technology features, the Iveco Vision
has been built by Iveco to test and develop new technological solutions and
future modes of transport. Its creation is centred on low environmental impact
mobility and safety, reflecting Iveco’s position in the marketplace as a partner
for sustainable transport.
At the heart of the Iveco Vision lies a sophisticated dual energy system
which has been developed by Iveco to further minimise environmental impact. The
dual energy system gets its name from its ability to self-adapt to the most
suitable traction mode – one is exclusively electric, ensuring zero tailpipe
emissions and low noise levels for inner city areas, and the other is hybrid
(thermoelectric) and suitable for longer journeys and extra-urban missions,
reducing consumption and CO2 emissions by up to 25 per cent compared
with diesel-only equivalents.
Other unique features include ‘see-through’ front pillars which
guarantee unrestricted driver visibility, plus a state-of-the-art rear-view
camera displayed on a panoramic screen above the windscreen. There is also
adaptive LED lighting, a photovoltaic roof which uses sunlight to generate
battery power, and advanced GPS tracking. The Vision can also automatically
adjust its tyre pressures, according to the weight of the load it's carrying,
to deliver optimum road-holding and fuel-efficiency.
Designed with delivery drivers in mind, Vision uses a fully automatic
system for load management based on a series of sensors which identify the
goods being loaded and then indicate the correct positioning of these within
the loadspace, triggering air-bag style containment devices which prevent the
movement of larger packages. As well as protecting valuable goods from damage,
this improved space management makes loading and unloading faster, leading to
obvious efficiency gains for the operator. The driver manages the full suite of
on-board technology via a high-integration touchscreen device, which
communicates seamlessly with the on-board electronics.
The Vision draws upon Iveco’s extensive expertise in sustainable
transport. The company is a European leader in sustainability and is a brand of
CNH Industrial, named industry leader for the fifth consecutive year by the Dow
Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI).
Iveco has also been a major player in the natural gas vehicle market for
the van, truck and bus sector since 1983, with a range of vehicles designed to
operate on compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Iveco also
designed and built the first Daily powered by electrical propulsion in 1986 – a
vehicle which became the precursor for electric propulsion engines. The range
was subsequently extended to include vans and urban minibuses, with the latest
generation New Daily Electric having been unveiled in November 2015.
Iveco is a brand of CNH Industrial
N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange
(NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI:
CNHI). Iveco designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium
and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications
such as off-road missions.
The brand’s wide range of products
include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3 – 7 tonne vehicle weight segment,
the Eurocargo from 6 – 19 tonnes, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions)
and the Stralis, both over 16 tonnes. In addition, the Iveco Astra brand builds
off-road trucks, rigid and articulated dumpers as well as special vehicles.
Iveco employs close to 21,000
individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout
Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles
featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in
over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an Iveco vehicle is at
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For further information about Iveco: www.iveco.com
information about the Iveco dealer network: http://www.iveco-dealership.co.uk
information about CNH Industrial: www.cnhindustrial.com
For more information contact:
Nigel Emms, Director, Brand & Communication
Tel. +44 (0)1268 885911
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