Volvo CE NA To Guarantee Fuel Efficiency
Capping a busy couple of news weeks for the company, Volvo’s Construction Equipment North America group has announced an expansion of its 2010 Fuel Efficiency Guarantee program, available with purchase of applicable articulated haulers, wheel loaders and excavators through Dec. 31, 2013.
The Fuel Efficiency Guarantee program — which was initially implemented in 2010, offering a Fuel Efficiency Guarantee on Volvo wheel loaders — has expanded to include articulated haulers and excavators.
Models covered in the Fuel Efficiency Guarantee program include:
• Excavators — EC220D, EC250D, EC300D, EC340D, EC380D, EC480D and EC700C
• Wheel loaders — L150F, L180F, L220F, L350F, L150G, L180G, L220G, L250G and L350F
• Articulated haulers — A25E, A30E, A35E, A40E, A25F, A30F, A35F, A40F, A35F FS and A40F FS.
At the time a qualifying model is purchased, fuel efficiency data will be measured using the Volvo CareTrack system. Based on fuel consumption reports, Volvo Construction Equipment will evaluate the fuel efficiency and share the difference in fuel cost with the equipment owner if the machine does not meet model-rated fuel efficiency levels. If reports show a machine is underperforming in field use, Volvo and its dealer network will provide assistance to review specific end-user applications / operations.
Qualifying Fuel Efficiency Guarantee machine models are provided a free, three-year, Volvo CareTrack Advanced subscription, valued at $7000 USD. CareTrack — the Volvo telematics system — provides owners with pertinent machine information to help reduce fuel costs, optimize performance and maximize uptime, including real-time machine operating data and fuel reports, utilization reports, warning notifications via phone or computer and machine diagnostic history, Volvo said.
Volvo sad it recommends operators enroll in a customer support agreement through their local dealer. Customers who enroll in a customer service agreement will receive double the fuel cost reimbursement under the Fuel Efficiency Guarantee program. Customers who enroll in a Blue, Silver or Gold level Customer Support Agreement will receive an additional two-year subscription in CareTrack for a total of five years’ free service.
Volvo added that this program is solely a guarantee of remedy and shall not constitute a warranty. Guarantee is non-transferable and available in the U.S. and Canada only. Some restrictions apply.
For full terms and conditions of the Volvo Fuel Efficiency Guarantee program, visit http://www.volvoce.com/constructionequipment/na/en-us/products/fuel-efficiency/Pages/guarantee.aspx.