Mobil Delvac drivetrain lubricants achieve fuel economy savings

Mobil Delvac synthetic lubricants proven to enable truck operators to reduce fuel costs and extend vehicle life.

  • HGV fleet operators can reduce their annual fuel bill by £1,270 per truck
  • Independent city-cycle tests highlight average fuel economy savings of 4.7 percent in an Iveco light commercial vehicle
  • Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 and Mobilube 1 SHC 75W-90 help optimise drivetrain performance4

BRUSSELS, Belgium - ExxonMobil’s range of flagship Mobil Delvac commercial vehicle lubricants have demonstrated significant fuel economy benefits in independent  testing in Volvo and Iveco trucks.  Fuel economy savings recorded in Volvo articulated trucks highlighted the potential for operators to cut fuel bills by £1,2701 per truck, while a significant average fuel economy improvement of 4.7 percent2 was realised in Iveco 7.5 tonne vehicles.

The recorded fuel economy benefits have the potential for fleet operators to make significant financial savings over a 12 month period.  For example, a company operating a fleet of 30 HGV trucks may save nearly £40,000 a year by switching from mineral-based products to Mobil Delvac flagship lubricants.

The independent fuel economy evaluations were recently conducted on track at Millbrook Proving Ground, in the United Kingdom,  using two Volvo FM 440 Series Euro V trucks, loaded to 75% Gross Vehicle Weight (circa 33 tonnes) and two Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV Euro V trucks, loaded to 50% Gross Vehicle Weight (circa 6.2 tonnes.  Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 was used in the engine and Mobilube 1 SHC 75W-90 was used in the rear axle for both vehicles, with Mobilube 1 SHC 75W-90 and Mobil Delvac Synthetic Transmission Oil V30 used in the transmissions of the Iveco and Volvo trucks respectively.  Statistically significant fuel economy benefits were observed when comparing the performance of these synthetic lubricants to mineral products3.

These potential savings, coupled with the capability of Mobil Delvac fully synthetic lubricants to help extend vehicle life through excellent equipment protection, can provide fleet operators with a tangible competitive edge during these challenging times.  Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 for example is a fully synthetic high performance heavy-duty diesel engine oil that helps protect both the engine and emission system while providing long drain capability and fuel economy potential for modern diesel engines, including those fitted with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF).  Mobilube 1 SHC 75W-90 is a fully synthetic, supreme performance commercial gear lubricant, suitable for total driveline application4.  Formulated using advanced base oils and an innovative additive system, Mobilube 1 SHC 75W-90 has been proven to deliver outstanding protection alongside fuel economy benefits.

“With fuel costs continuing to rise and fleet operators looking to extend the vehicle life of their trucks, it’s a win-win situation when operators switch to advanced, fuel efficient lubricants throughout their drivetrain4,” said Steve Crawley, UK & Ireland Commercial Vehicle Lubricants Manager, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties.  “Alongside proven fuel economy benefits of Mobil Delvac drivetrain lubricants, the superior performance of synthetic lubricants provides extended engine and component protection, which may enable truck operators to cost effectively extend the running-life of their fleet.”

For more information about how Mobil Delvac synthetic lubricants can help your business, please contact the south's strategic Mobil distributor WP Group on 0800 980 6172 or email .

1 Statistically significant fuel economy benefits were observed when comparing the synthetic products to the mineral products with an average fuel economy gain of 3.0%* for city driving conditions and 2.7%* for highway driving conditions.

Fuel economy improvements are dependent on vehicle/equipment type, outside temperature, driving conditions and your current fluid viscosities.

Financial saving of £1,270 per truck was calculated by using average mileage (70,000 miles) and fuel cost per mile (63.8 pence) data for a 44 tonne gross (6x2+ tri-axle) combination, included in the Road Haulage Associations Cost Tables ­ 2011.  The financial saving was based on a 2.85 percent saving from an annual fuel cost per truck of £44,660.

*Correction has been applied when changes in test environment had a statistically significant impact on fuel economy).  Error bars indicate 95% confidence interval based on the range of outcomes observed during testing.  Data Source: ExxonMobil Research & Engineering.

2 Statistically significant fuel economy benefits were observed when comparing the synthetic products to the mineral products with an average fuel economy gain of 4.7%* for city driving conditions. 

Fuel economy improvements are dependent on vehicle/equipment type, outside temperature, driving conditions and your current fluid viscosities.

*Correction has been applied when changes in test environment had a statistically significant impact on fuel economy).  Error bars indicate 95% confidence interval based on the range of outcomes observed during testing.  Data Source: ExxonMobil Research & Engineering.

3 ExxonMobil’s range of flagship synthetic products were compared against a mineral 15W-40 in the engine, a mineral 85W-140 in the rear axle and a mineral 80W-90 in the transmission.

4 Always remember to check product selection against OEM specification requirements and service intervals appropriate to your application.

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About ExxonMobil Lubricants and Specialties

ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties Company is a leading marketer of finished lubricants, asphalts and specialty products, as well as one of the world's largest suppliers of lubricant base stocks.

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