Vision concept van receives the 2016 European Transport Prize for Sustainability
German publisher Huss-Medien has awarded Iveco’s Vision concept van from with the “Europaischer Transportpreis fur Nachhaltigkeit 2016” (European Transport Prize for Sustainability) in the distribution vehicles category. Alessandro Bernardini, Innovation Director Truck and Bus at CNH Industrial, accepted the award at a ceremony held in Munich, Germany.
One of Germany’s largest independent specialist publishers, the Huss-Medien Group produces over 20 specialist publications for sectors including transportation, logistics and technology with an annual circulation of 3.5 million readers. Alessandro Bernardini, Innovation Director Truck and Bus at CNH Industrial, accepted the award at a ceremony held in Munich, Germany.
Unveiled at the 2014 Hanover commercial vehicle show, the Vision concept van is a working prototype developed by CNH Industrial’s Design and Innovation departments together with its commercial vehicle brand Iveco and logistics operator DHL. The prototype features a dual power electric/hybrid engine that would allow the vehicle to move from an out-of-town distribution hub into and around zero emission cities and back again.
Although the Vision is a prototype, much of its technology is already close to production. The vehicle acts as a travelling sensor, sending information to the driver, the fleet manager, the surrounding infrastructure and other vehicles to maximise efficiency. The roof supports solar panels, which feed the electric battery, and tyre pressure is adjusted automatically according to the weight of the load – another fuel saving feature and safety device.
The Vision is one example of how CNH Industrial is working to provide sustainable solutions for the different sectors in which its brands operate. The Dow Jones Sustainability World and Europe Indices have named the Company as their Capital Goods Industry Group Leader for five consecutive years now. CNH Industrial was also recently included in the CDP’s Climate “A-List” and received a score of 100/100 from the global environmental ratings society for the transparent communication of its actions to fight climate change.