Fuel consumption plays a decisive role when it comes to economic success. That's why for many years now, we have been working at full speed on the development of particularly sustainable transportation solutions at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, solutions that will both benefit your finances and contribute to lower CO2 emissions.
At Mercedes-Benz Trucks this philosophy has a name: BlueTecEco. As a package of measures oriented towards efficient transport solutions, BlueTecEco acts wherever it is possible to save fuel in daily operation. In addition to a vehicle configuration perfectly suited to each application and state-of-the-art technology such as the fuel-saving BlueTec® 5 engines and the engine start/stop system* which reduce fuel consumption even further, BlueTecEco also includes extensive services. Because test drives have shown that 40 percent of all fuel consumption depends on external factors such as style of driving, traffic conditions, vehicle configuration, topography and maintenance.
In order to make full use of the potential of your Actros, it is therefore essential to consider theoretical matters. Through individual counselling, schooling, practice-oriented training courses and services such as FleetBoard®, we at Mercedes-Benz will share our full wealth of experience with you; but more than that: as trainers, we also create the conditions for you – as our partner – to use the potential of Mercedes-Benz Trucks effectively, economically and in a way that protects the environment. Through the permanent optimisation of our trucks, it has been possible to lower their fuel consumption by around 30 percent over the past 40 years. This is the conclusion drawn after a drive during which an Actros 1844 was compared with a 1964-vintage LP 1620. But in future, we will also continue to do everything to reduce fuel consumption even more with solutions appropriate to each type of operation.