In the UK, Iveco has taken the extraordinary step of guaranteeing operators a 4% cut in fuel consumption from their new Eco-Stralis truck. The offer is for three years or 400,000km. The company says tests have shown the truck is capable of cutting fuel use by 7.32% when compared to competitor models.
The vehicle guaranteed, the Iveco Eco-Stralis, comes with a 460hp Cursor engine, Eco-gearbox and a new drive axle ratio. The truck has also had its maximum road speed cut from 90km/h to 85km/h and uses Michelin X Energy Savergreen low rolling resistance tyres. The guarantee will only be available to fleets that do at least 55% of their work on motorways or four lane highways.