IVECO Daily Blue Power Wins International Van of the Year 2018
The new IVECO Daily Blue Power range of vans suitable for commercial and owner-driver use has been crowned International Van of the Year 2018 at the Solutrans international trade show held in Lyon, France.
IVECO’s new light segment van fought off strong competition to take the win. The award is recognition of IVECO's focus on using technology to improve sustainability. The Solutrans jury was particularly impressed by the technical innovation of IVECO’s new range and for
"presenting the new Real Driving Emission diesel engine now - three years ahead of the EU’s RDE regulation which will be mandatory for vans - far ahead of any competitor".
Jarlath Sweeney, International Van of the Year Chairman, summed up the jury vote:
"Congratulations to IVECO on the impressive development achievements with the Daily Blue Power. IVECO has always been on the forefront of sustainability in the LCV segment. The new Daily Blue Power range confirms this position."
Launched in October 2017, the Daily Blue Power range offers three different technologies to match the specific requirements of their business. The line-up includes:
- Daily Electric: a zero-emissions vehicle designed to operate in cities with the strictest traffic restrictions, offering an extended range of up to 200 km in real urban conditions and battery performance optimised for all weathers. Its fast charge setting of just 2 hours is complemented by an Eco-Power driving mode and regenerative braking feature which further enhances efficiency.
- Daily Euro 6 RDE 2020 Ready: the most advanced diesel-powered LCV on the market, and the first to be tested and verified for Real Driving Emissions (RDE). This model anticipates the challenging 2020 environmental targets with a solution verified independently by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), and available to buy today.
- Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power: the industry’s first compressed natural gas-powered LCV with the class-exclusive 8-speed automatic gearbox, which delivers absolute driving pleasure. This extremely quiet urban vehicle delivers the robustness, performance and reliability that Daily is best known for, together with greater comfort and a 2.5% fuel economy advantage versus a manual transmission, together with reduced emissions and best-in-class driveability.
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