DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks hosted more than 100 customers from the US and Canada at a demonstration of EPA2010-compliant engines last week.
Dubbed ‘Volvo Trucks 360,’ the event was designed to give customers insight into current Volvo technologies and operations, the company says.
“Our 360event gives us the chance to listen to customers, answer their questions and show what we are doing with our EPA10 engines, as well as with other technologies and business solutions,” said Ron Huibers, senior vice-president, sales and marketing, Volvo Trucks North America. “As we focused on efficiency, productivity and profitability, it became clear that Volvo’s EPA10 engines in particular are generating tremendous interest within the industry.”
Volvo is touting a 5% fuel economy improvement with its 2010 engines using selective catalytic reduction (SCR). As of July, the company says it has received more than 10,000 orders for Class 8 trucks with EPA2010 Volvo engines. Volvo was the first to receive certification for its 2010 engines.
“What we’re hearing from the industry is that Volvo has the best solution for 2010,” said Patrick Collignon, plant manager for Volvo Truck’s New River Valley facility. “And that buzz is translating into orders.”
Customers attending the event were given a plant tour as well as the chance to drive Volvo trucks with 2010 engines and the I-Shift automated transmission. “I-Shift allows every driver to be a fuel-efficiency expert, reducing cost and putting less stress on the driveline,” said Huibers. “When I-Shift is combined with Volvo’s new EPA10 engines, customers are seeing even more significant fuel savings.”
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