Environmental protection is a priority for Iveco because it is important for its customers and society in general. Iveco designs and manufactures environmentally friendly engines, thanks to continuous research and development, taking into account the principles of greenhouse gas emissions, exhaust emissions, noise, durability, reliability, recycling and energy savings. Iveco pays particular attention to the development of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, as well as vehicles for passenger transport and special activities.
Iveco's approach to emission reduction technologies is based on a broad scenario that takes into account the evolution of emission limits over time, technology, resource availability and the need to reduce emissions. This enables Iveco to offer its customers the most advanced and reliable solutions.
Iveco has chosen SCR technology to bring its range of medium and heavy-duty trucks into compliance with the Euro 4 and Euro 5 directives.
Reducing nitrogen oxides in the exhaust system with an additive called AdBlue is the solution Iveco uses for its medium and heavy duty trucks, as it both protects the environment and ensures transport profitability by reducing operating costs, two key factors for Iveco. The choice of this aftertreatment method also allows the availability of vehicles complying with the Euro 5 Directive to be predicted. Thanks to the introduction of SCR technology, Iveco will be able to produce vehicles from the second half of 2005 that will allow hauliers to take advantage of the early introduction of Euro 4 and Euro 5 vehicles in many European countries.
What is AdBlue?
AdBlue is the international name for an additive developed for the chemical and automotive industries. It is a 32.5% high purity aqueous urea solution that chemically reduces nitrogen oxides to nitrogen and water in gaseous elemental form.
The content of various metals must not exceed 0,2 mg/kg in order not to contaminate the catalyst. This excludes the possibility of replacing AdBlue with urea used in agriculture. The assembly and quality standards are regulated by DIN 70070. AdBlue is synthetic, colourless, odourless, non-flammable and non-toxic.
The estimated consumption of AdBlue is about 1 litre for every 20 litres of diesel. To meet environmental regulations, Iveco is again choosing the best solution for its customers.