Cut costs and CO2 emissions with correct tyres: Goodyear 31 May 2016

Recent truck tyre developments have significantly improved the ability of commercial vehicles to rein back on CO2 emissions – and the EU tyre labelling system makes it easy for hauliers to make the right choices.

So says premium tyres producer Goodyear, pointing to its Fuelmax fuel-efficient truck tyre range, designed to optimise rolling resistance.

Michel Rzonzef, vice president commercial business, states that Goodyear’s own calculations demonstrate how changing from ‘C’ fuel efficiency tyres to ‘B’ grade Fuelmax on a standard European 40-tonne truck and trailer combination travelling 78,000km per year can yield savings of 3.2 tonnes CO2 emissions.

“One of the main areas of focus in our development work is the reduction of rolling resistance,” states Rzonzef, adding that the result is lower fuel costs and less emissions.

“Further to this, thanks to the introduction of the EU tyre label in 2012, the efficiency of tyres in this respect is in plain view,” he continues.

“It also ... reduces the total cost of ownership for fleet operators: by encouraging truck operators to change from a C to a B-grade in fuel efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions can be reduced by 3.2 tonnes per vehicle per year. In addition, annual savings of more than €1,300 per vehicle can be achieved.”

Brian Tinham

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