Fleet test confirms fuel saving potential of Goodyear tires

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Goodyear’s Fuelmax truck tire range has been tested by German fleet Spedition Bartkowiak under practical conditions. The results of the extensive tire comparison test carried out by the transport company prove the fuel saving potential of the Fuelmax tires. Compared with fuel-efficient truck tires of another premium brand, the tires saved up to 1.6 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. Based on these results, the tires are now playing a critical role in the fleet’s project to reduce overall fuel consumption to 20 liters per 100 kilometers or less by 2020. Goodyear will work in partnership with Spedition Bartkowiak on this project.

“During our intensive comparative tire test, 320,000km were covered on public roads by different drivers using serial Goodyear Fuelmax and another premium brand of ‘eco tires’. On the three vehicles used, Fuelmax tires recorded fuel consumption savings of 1.2, 1.5 and 1.6 liters/100 kilometers compared with the other tires,” explained Andreas Manke, consultant at Hi-Consulting and fleet manager of Spedition Bartkowiak.

“These are enormous savings. Due to this clear result, we are currently equipping the entire Bartkowiak fleet progressively with Fuelmax tires. We are also running the ’20-20-20′ tests exclusively on Fuelmax tires with Goodyear KMAX tires on the trailer lift axle.”

August 19, 2015

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