Iveco has launched an initiative to supply low-emission vans to operators needing to access city centres.
Dubbed Daily Blue Power, the programme offers a choice of three technologies: the Daily Himatic Natural Power is a CNG (compressed natural gas) fuelled version of the manufacturer’s large van, which weds the powertrain to the eight-speed automatic transmission already used in diesel versions of the Daily. Iveco claimed the CNG Daily emits 12% less NOx than its 3.0-litre Euro6 diesel equivalent and cuts CO2 emissions by 5% in urban conditions when married to the Himatic gearbox.
The Daily Euro6 RDE Ready is, according to Iveco, the first LCV ready for Real Driving Emissions regulations, as defined by TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research). It is powered by Iveco’s Euro6 2.3-litre diesel in conjunction with stop/start and Michelin eco-tyres.
The third vehicle included in the scheme is the Daily Electric – the zero-emission plug-in derivative of the van with a claimed range of up to 124 miles.
Iveco claimed the Daily Blue Power scheme anticipates a solution to the predicted tightening of restrictions on diesel vans being able to access urban areas.
Pierre Lahutte, Iveco brand president, explained: “In the face of the current push for decarbonisation and increasing access restrictions in cities, being sustainable is fast becoming an important competitive advantage for transport businesses. Sustainability has always been a core value for Iveco, and we saw long ago that our path to sustainable urban transport is through advanced diesel technology and alternative tractions such as electric and natural gas.”
Lahutte added the Daily Blue Power initiative gave customers a “competitive advantage to develop their sustainable business in urban areas without limitations”.