The ‘International Van of the Year 2018’, UK’s first IVECO Daily Blue Power van, has been taken under the ownership of art logistics provider Mtec. The Daily Hi-Matic RDE 2020 Ready 3.5-tonner will be used as an express delivery vehicle around Britain and Europe.

A large percentage of the firm’s fleet journeys start or end in Ultra-Low Emission Zones; therefore it was vital to meet current regulations, as well as future-proof against further changes in legislation. The Daily RDE 2020 Ready is the most advanced diesel LCV on the market and the first to be tested and verified for Real Driving Emissions by the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) – anticipating the challenging 2020 environmental targets.

“We looked at a number of vehicles from other manufacturers, but we were most impressed with the IVECO. Its build quality is equal if not better than its competitors. And when it came to reducing our impact on the environment – no diesel van came close to the Daily Blue Power,” said Managing Director at Mtec, David Williams.

“As a responsible company, the environmental impact of what we do is as important as anything else. We all have a duty to look after the planet and this van helps us do that through emissions reductions and fuel efficiency.”

The vehicle has been acquired on a full repair and maintenance contract and it will be kept in service until 2024. Expected to travel up to 100,000 km every year, it has been fitted with rear air suspension to protect valuable cargo in the loadspace. It has also been kitted out with IVECO’s International Pack which includes automatic air conditioning, electric windows, suspended driver’s seat with lumbar support and armrest and adaptive headlights.

The Daily Blue Power range also includes the Daily Hi-Matic Natural Power and the Daily Electric, which can access all city centres round the clock, freeing transport operators from the constraints of environmental regulations.