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CNH Industrial’s Vision Concept Van receives The 2016 European Transport Prize for Sustainability
German publisher Huss-Medien has awarded the Vision concept van from Company brand Iveco with the "Europäischer Transportpreis für Nachhaltigkeit 2016" (European Transport Prize for Sustainability) in the distribution vehicles category. Alessandro Bernardini, Innovation DirectorTruck and Bus at CNH Industrial, accepted the award at a ceremony held in Munich, Germany.
London, November 30, 2015
CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) has been recognised for its efforts to provide
sustainable innovations in the transport sector. The Vision concept van, designed for the
Company’s commercial vehicles brand Iveco, received the 2016 European Transport Prize for
Sustainability in the distribution vehicles category from Huss-Medien.
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.