Even more stringent than Euro V standards, EEV (Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle) is the strictest standard there is in road transport. Through it, Renault Trucks is committing to environmental protection by offering EEV standards on its Premium Long Distance, Premium Distribution, Premium Lander, Kerax and Magnum (DXi11 and DXi13 engines). This will satisfy the needs of customers who wish to develop their activities in restricted access areas reserved for the cleanest vehicles, or simply to limit as far as possible their environmental impact.
Conscious of environmental impact and in order to meet the requirements of its customers wishing to set up in restricted access areas, Renault Trucks has created a range of vehicles which comply with EEV standards (Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle).The manufacturer is now offering five EEV vehicles on its distribution, construction and long distance ranges: Renault Premium Distribution, Renault Premium Lander and Renault Premium Long Distance, Kerax and Midlum, meeting EEV standards with DXi11 and DXi13 engines.
In 2010, this range will be extended to include DXi5 engines (180hp) and DXi7 engines (270hp and 310hp). It is important to emphasise that these vehicles offer the same levels of payload, maintenance and reliability as all other Renault Trucks vehicles.In order to meet EEV requirements, Renault Trucks has used SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology which allows post-treatment of exhaust gases. Using AdBlue, a high quality urea solution, through catalysis, nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel burn are reduced. The big advantage of this system, which was recently tested on the Cape to Cape Expedition under extreme conditions of heat and cold (from -30 to +50°C), is that it does not require particulate filters or other additional components.
The EEV standard is even stricter than Euro V. It only tolerates very low particulate and gas emissions, in particular in transitional engine phases, i.e. acceleration and deceleration. It can be required for certain towns for access to restricted access zones which are reserved for the cleanest vehicles.An increasing number of countries and towns are introducing “Low Emission Zones” (LEZ) whose access is regulated and limited to the least polluting vehicles. Currently, these zones are primarily in Germany, Holland, Italy and England, but will become more widespread over the coming years. Furthermore, depending on the country, EEV vehicles can lead to tax breaks to their users.With this range, Renault Trucks is proving its commitment to environmental issues and helping its customers to set up their activities throughout the country without restriction of access and thereby contribute to the sustainable development of our societies.