Fleet operators declare Euro VI trucks a successPosted On: 17-06-2014 By: David Thomas
Fehrenkötter Transport & Logistik GmbH and Spedition Bartkowiak have announced that the introduction of Euro VI trucks to their fleets has been a success, with both companies reporting that the vehicles had delivered greater fuel economy.
Speaking at the 10th Integer Emissions Summit Europe 2014 in Düsseldorf, Joachim Fehrenkötter, Managing Director at Fehrenkötter Transport & Logistik, an agricultural machinery transportation company, revealed that fuel consumption of their Euro VI fleet had improved by 10.7% when compared to Euro III trucks. He went on to reveal that the AdBlue consumption had reduced by 50% in comparison with their Euro V vehicles.
In addition to the reduced fuel and AdBlue consumption, Fehrenkötter outlined the further benefits of Euro VI vehicles, which include profiting from reduced road toll fees and also in retaining their value, meaning a higher resale price for the vehicles.
Fehrenkötter went on to explain the future priorities for fleet owners, and the next challenges for vehicle and engine manufacturers. Fleet operators are demanding further reductions in both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, improvements in the vehicles’ suitability for long-haul transportation and also ensuring that the vehicles are competitively priced.
Andreas Manke, Vehicle Manager, Spedition Bartkowiak, a logistics company, buoyed by technological developments in emissions reduction, announced their target of reducing fuel consumption to 20 litres by 2020.
The 10th Integer Emissions Summit Europe 2014 conference hosted a line-up of over 60 speakers, including policy makers, OEM representatives, aftertreatment technology suppliers and AdBlue producers and distributors who will investigate the current and future challenges and opportunities for the Europe’s diesel emissions industry.