The benefits of increased fuel efficiency are simple: you save money and reduce CO2 emissions. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Getting the most from every drop of fuel depends on factors that range from engine and transmission performance to truck cab design, the routes you take and the drivers you hire and train.
Since today’s fuel prices account for a large portion of your fleet’s total operating costs, Volvo has pioneered strategies to help you log more miles using less fuel. The strategies featured here are proven tools for saving money. Put them to work and you’ll make your fleet more profitable, year after year.
Volvo XE Packages
Exceptional Efficiency Through Exceptional Engineering.
DOWNSPEEDING MEANS SAVING UP
For every one mph your driver goes over 55 mph, you lose 0.1 mpg. Why not get some of those aerodynamic losses back? We designed the XE-High Torque to automatically operate within the rpm “sweet spot” (1050 rpm to 1500 rpm) with the most efficient rpms between 1100 rpm and 1200 rpm. We call it downspeeding, you can call it fuel-savings of up to 3%.
IN IT FOR LONG, SHORT, AND EVERY HAUL IN-BETWEEN
Perfect for long or regional haulers, bulk haulers, or fleets hauling 80K lbs. The XE-High Torque keeps your engine in a lower rpm range at cruising speed. This means better fuel economy with each mile and every run.
FUEL EFFICIENCY AT EVERY TURN
While maintaining a 63-68 mph speed range is optimal, the XE-High Torque package can deliver the power to take on demanding roads. This mix of power and performance gives your drivers the flexibility they need while stabilizing your bottom line. By providing High Torque in the starting gears, the XE-High Torque package can enhance the tractor’s performance, reduce the time it takes for the vehicle to reach its sweet spot, and achieve maximum fuel efficiency.
STAY IN THE ZONE
The XE Economy Package provides a comfortable cruise in the engine’s sweet spot of 1050 to 1500 rpm by reducing friction and improving fuel efficiency by up to 3%. You’ll see even bigger fuel savings in tractors with light loads or during empty returns.
GEARED FOR EFFICIENT DRIVERS
The XE Economy Package provides full torque in the top five gears in order to deliver excellent performance and efficiency in the most frequently used gears while removing driveline stress and decreasing tire wear by providing lower torque in the starting gears.