DEKRA recognition for Hankook e-cube heavy truck tyres 24 August 2012

Hankook's 'consumption-optimised' e-cube tyres, for heavy trucks, have achieved top results in a fuel test, conducted by DEKRA at its test centre in Klettwitz, Germany.

The test, commissioned by Hankook, was designed to determine the influence of different tyre sets on fuel consumption for trucks.

Average consumption of 29.4L/100km, was recorded on an e-cube-shod Scania G420 4x2 tractor with a fully loaded Schmitz Cargobull semi-trailer.

This figure is a reduction, compared with standard Hankook models, and stacks up well against Michelin X-Energy tyres, which were also tested during the consumption testing.

AL10 (all position long haul) e-cube tyres were used on the tractor steering axle, with DL10 (drive axle long haul) on the drive axle ( size 315/80 R22). For the trailer, 385/65 R22.5 TL10s (trailer long haul) were fitted.

Comparison tyres were Hankook's AL02, DL02 and TH02 standard truck tyres, as well as XZA 2, XDA 2+ and XTA 2+ models from the Michelin's X Energy line.

"As a result of the fuel measurements at constant speed with three identical vehicle combinations, each with an alternate set of tyres, it was ascertained that Hankook's e-cube models allow for fuel savings of up to 5%," say DEKRA testers in their concluding report.

"Thus, under the conditions tested, the e-cube model is to be equated with the premium competitor in average fuel consumption for the testing period."

Author
John Challen

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