Eco-friendly new Iveco van range launched

Eco-friendly new Iveco Blue Power range launched

Eco-friendly new Iveco Blue Power range launched

The Iveco Daily family of vans is a popular choice, yet with stricter emissions standards on the horizon many buyers may be looking to select LCVs that comply with clean air policies being pushed by several UK cities.

To that end, Iveco has introduced the Blue Power range as a subsection of the Daily line-up, combining existing eco-friendly models with less polluting newcomers to keep up with changing market conditions and customer expectations, according to Commercial Fleet.

Each Blue Power van is able to meet and exceed emissions standards without sacrificing practicality. As well as an all-electric Daily van and an CNG-powered vehicle, Iveco has also re-engineered its diesel engine to deliver lower emissions in real-world conditions.

This 2.3 litre power plant is Euro 6 compliant and makes use of various systems to drive down the volume of harmful gases and particles which are emitted through the exhaust. Furthermore, it has undergone independent testing to verify any of the claims made about its cleanliness, which is an essential step in a post-Dieselgate world.

This van not only lives up to regulatory limits on emissions that are in place today but has been designed to exceed the restrictions which will come into force over the next few years, with 2020 as a deadline.

For those who prefer the idea of a CNG power train, the Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power will be a suitable option. It comes with an impressive 3.0 litre engine that provides market-leading levels of torque and can also be combined with an automatic transmission for further efficiency enhancements.

Although choosing compressed natural gas over diesel means that carbon emissions will fall by around three per cent, the addition of the cutting-edge gearbox drives this down even further.

It is even possible to fuel the Natural Power version of the Daily van with biomethane, which will reduce emissions by 95 per cent in comparison with a diesel equivalent, making it a truly eco-friendly LCV.

Iveco was one of the early proponents of electric vans, with its zero-emissions Daily arriving on the scene almost a decade ago. The range-extended modern version can cover 124 miles before it needs to be recharged, and its impressive battery capacity also means that it can carry heavy loads without running out of power too quickly.

It makes sense that the Blue Power umbrella brand has been created to encompass these van models, as Iveco is clearly hoping to position itself as an emissions-conscious manufacturer that wants to prepare its customers for the tougher standards that are going to be introduced a little further down the line.

Of course, additional competitors will be joining the fray before long, with the plug-in hybrid version of the Ford Transit and planned all-electric models in this range likely to give Iveco less of a free reign over this segment of the market. But because the Daily is establishing its eco-credentials early, it will be ahead of the pack rather than having to play catch up.

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