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Volvo FH Fuel Efficiency

Fuel is everything. To help you get the most out of every drop, we’ve pioneered world-leading technologies, developed innovative services and devised fuel saving strategies that make a big difference to your bottom line.

Software and hardware updates designed to save fuel

Volvo Torque Assist is a new software program included in the upgraded engines, designed to help the driver to operate their vehicle more fuel-efficiently when not using cruise control. The result is that any driver is able to achieve a high level of fuel-efficient driving regardless of their experience and expertise.

In addition, a number of hardware upgrades have also been implemented, to cut fuel consumption even further.

Our most fuel efficient engines 

Our engine range has been meticulously engineered to save fuel – without compromising performance. We optimised the combustion chamber geometry. Designed vertical, centrally positioned unit injectors. Increased the gas-fill ratio…

We could go on (and on) about our technical achievements. What’s most important about these innovations is the difference they make to your bottom line. And to the environment.

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I-Shift – simple, dependable and very fuel efficient 

I-Shift maximises performance and efficiency by monitoring and responding to vehicle mass, road inclination, speed and acceleration. Coupled to a Volvo diesel engine, it reduces fuel consumption compared to a manual gearbox. 

Say hello to I-Shift

I-See – watch your fuel bills drop

As you drive, I-See uses information about the road gradient to manage speed and gear changes in the most fuel efficient way. By taking advantage of the truck’s kinetic energy, the system can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 5%. The biggest savings are made on gentle slopes, but I-See saves you fuel on almost every gradient.

Align your wheels and inflate your saving 

Using the right tyres, at the correct pressure and on correctly aligned wheels and axles, can reduce fuel consumption. Our studies across Europe show that two out of three trucks have incorrectly aligned axles and wheels. So there’s a lot to be gained for very little effort.

Fuel Advice – cut down, consistently

Keep hitting your fuel targets. And watch them shrink as you become more efficient. Subscribe to Fuel Advice and you’ll be linked up with a personal fuel coach. With their regular analysis, expert guidance and on-hand support, you’ll be saving fuel in no time, and improving year after year.

Discover data-driven power

Together, Dynafleet and driver training you can save up to 7% fuel.

Dynafleet – track your fuel efficiency 

Meet our intelligent fleet-management system. Follow the performance of your trucks and drivers in real time, view automatically generated fuel-efficiency rankings. Then make comparisons, spot trends and implement profitable, fuel-saving changes.

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Driver training – small changes, big savings 

Our Efficient Driving course helps you get the most out of every drop of fuel. Part of our Volvo Trucks Driver Development programme, the proven systematic approach creates fuel-efficient driving patterns and sustainable, long-term savings – and is most effective in conjunction with Dynafleet reports.

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The key to fuel economy is getting it right from the start. Your dealer is a fuel saving expert. Why not ask for their help?