Tokyo, May 8, 2014 – UD Trucks’ objective to increase fuel efficiency by more than 10%, using already available technology, will lead to lower transport costs and reduced environment impact. The roadmap to the target was clearly illustrated by the Quon Fuel Demonstrator displayed at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show.“Fuel consumption is on top of our customers’ agenda for several reasons and UD Trucks is now taking efficiency to the next level. Already being a benchmark in the Japanese heavy duty trucking industry, Quon has now a considerably improved fuel-efficiency and thereby again raised the bar for the industry. This is something our customers will notice very soon. The new Quon is a significant step towards our 10 percent fuel consumption reduction target”, said Yoshihiro Murakami, head of UD Trucks sales in Japan.With Quon, UD Trucks continues its quest to contribute to customers’ TCO (total cost of ownership) by pursuing fuel efficiency through innovative technologies and cutting-edge supporting services.
Improved fuel economy leads to positive impact for society
Fuel stands not only for about 30 percent of the customers’ total costs and measurable CO2 emissions impacting the environment. It also affects the Japanese economy. For example, if the entire population of heavy duty trucks in Japan would reduce fuel consumption by 4% in a single year; then the collective fuel consumption would decrease by 600 million liters, the fuel cost by 85 billion yen and the CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tons*. “It’s obvious that fuel efficiency is not only a large cost item for our customers, but also of major importance to our society. We are pleased to see that the new Quon will make a real and tangible contribution to a more sustainable environment for future generations”, said Yoshihiro Murakami.