Renault Trucks has revealed details of its new diesel engine using Turbo Compounding technology to help reduce fuel consumption by as much as 10%. The 13-litre DE13 engine will be available in T, T High, C and K ranges.
The Euro-6e engine have an altered combustion cycle and get new injectors for greater precision. To improve efficiency, Renault Trucks has also focused on reducing frictional losses, redesigning the connecting rods, pistons and the crankshaft while adding a new high-performance ball-bearing turbocharger. There’s also a variable flow oil pump which is combined with low-viscosity oils, an optimised post-treatment system and a new engine control unit, all of which help to make up the 10% improvement in fuel economy.
Order books for right-hand-drive trucks will open in the second quarter of 2022 with deliveries expected by the end of the year.
Despite the introduction of new diesel engines, Renault Trucks has confirmed it will end sales of fossil fuel products by 2040 and will have a full range of zero tailpipe emission trucks by 2023, including long haul and construction vehicles.
The French truck makers says that demand for alternative fuelled trucks is increasing and believes that 10% of truck sales over 12-tonnes will be for zero tailpipe emission vehicles by the end of 2025.