The Volvo Xceed package boosts fuel economy by 11% over the existing Fuel Efficiency Plus spec’, and betters the Fuel Efficiency Advanced package by 3.5%.
Significant fuel economy gains are becoming tougher to realize through individual products. Combine this reality with unique operating needs and fuel-focused fleets can find it difficult to make the best spec’ing decisions to maximize their ROI.
Volvo is answering this need with the new Xceed fuel efficiency package for VNL 760 and 860 models for those who haul dry vans or reefers. The final result boosts fuel economy by 11% over the existing Fuel Efficiency Plus spec’, and betters the Fuel Efficiency Advanced package by 3.5%.
The system includes an XE powertrain package with the Volvo I-Shift automated manual transmission and Volvo D13 engine with turbo compounding, but it also adds extended fairings and ground effects. Dedicated wheelbase options optimize trailer gaps at about 44 inches. There are also 950 lb. in weight savings realized through a horizontal exhaust system, dedicated rear axle, limited fuel tank configurations, lightweight fifth wheels, and aluminum chassis components.
Expect such application-specific packaging to become a growing trend.
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