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Whether it is through driver training, improving truck/trailer aerodynamics or optimising tyre pressures, commercial vehicle operators across the UK are continually looking at ways to improve the fuel economy of their vehicles to help offset rising costs at the pump.
The cost of fuel continues to be a major issue facing the European commercial vehicle industry. ExxonMobil continue to invest in research and development, and work in close collaboration with the world’s leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to develop engine oils which help to optimise engine performance, provide long drain capacity, whilst also delivering benefits such as improved fuel economy.
Independent fuel economy tests were conducted on two Volvo FM440 Euro V trucks, loaded to 75% payload (circa 32 000kg) and two Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV Euro V trucks, loaded to 50% payload (circa 6.2 tonnes) which undertook a series of fuel economy tests under highway driving conditions.
Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants’ fuel efficient engine oil designed for advanced commercial vehicle engines, has gained approval from MAN Truck & Bus for its latest M 3677 specification. Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 is now approved for use in all Euro 5 and Euro 6 MAN trucks, providing the opportunity for more commercial vehicle operators to optimise engine performance and improve fuel economy
Renewable sources of energy are undoubtedly the future however the current reality of renewable energy for the majority of domestic homes is neither accessible nor feasible.
Despite considerable investment from the government, renewable energy makes more sense for commercial buildings rather than domestic use at present. The government’s renewable heat incentive (RHI) offers an exciting opportunity for industry to offset the initial outlay for a biomass system. This form of energy offers more than just an energy source for industry, there are huge advantages in marketing applications for companies who make the switch.
Striking the perfect balance between compliance and cost-cutting will be high on the agenda for managers, engineers and technicians now and for the foreseeable future...
New rules implemented by the European Commission will see manufacturers develop more aerodynamic Lorries, which will reduce fuel consumption by 7-10%, cut emissions of greenhouse gases, and also enhance the safety of vulnerable road users.
With the looming arrival of new emission regulations, truck manufacturers are predicted to see a more promising second half of the year.