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 September 2020   

A new-generation Volvo FH with its latest I-Save fuel economy package can cut fuel costs by up to 10%, the truckmaker reckons. 

The Volvo FH with I-Save is based on Volvo’s 13-litre turbo compound (D13TC) engine launched early last year – its “most fuel-effective engine to date.” It comes in 460 horsepower/343 kilowatts or 500hp/372kW ratings, with 2600 Newton metres/1917 lb ft or 2800Nm/2065 lb ft of peak torque, respectively.

Last year’s first generation of the FH with I-Save cut the cost of diesel and AdBue by up to 7%, Volvo says – this in comparison with an FH with a standard Euro 6 Step D 13-litre.
Now, Volvo says that’s been improved to 10% with the latest FH with I-Save, thanks to software updates based on user data analysis and refinement and optimisation of “the balance between fuel consumption and driveability….leading to a further reduction in fuel consumption when driving in Eco mode.”

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A new-generation Volvo FH with its latest I-Save fuel economy package can cut fuel costs by up to 10%, the truckmaker reckons. 
The Volvo FH with I-Save is based on Volvo’s 13-litre turbo compound (D13TC) engine launched early last year – its “most fuel-effective engine to date.” It comes in 460 horsepower/343 kilowatts or 500hp/372kW ratings, with 2600 Newton metres/1917 lb ft or 2800Nm/2065 lb ft of peak torque, respectively.
Last year’s first generation of the FH with I-Save cut the cost of diesel and AdBue by up to 7%, Volvo says – this in comparison with an FH with a standard Euro 6 Step D 13-litre.
Now, Volvo says that’s been improved to 10% with the latest FH with I-Save, thanks to software updates based on user data analysis and refinement and optimisation of “the balance between fuel consumption and driveability….leading to a further reduction in fuel consumption when driving in Eco mode.”
Regardless of I-Save, the new FH – launched in Europe this month – has a more aerodynamic design and the I-See predictive cruise control system has a new function that detects when it’s efficient for the engine to rev up slightly….and then freewheel, even on roads that look flat.
The new Volvo FH with I-Save also delivers optimised torque within a wide rev range, which Volvo says “results in smooth driving and delivers the power needed to maintain a high and constant average speed, even in challenging topography.”
Says Jessica Sandström, Volvo’s senior VP product management: “We are making it easier and more comfortable to drive fuel efficiently, even on hilly roads. The new Volvo FH’s top-class driver environment also helps drivers perform optimally throughout their entire work shift.”  

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