Goodyear Dunlop releases truck fleet carbon calculator
Goodyear Dunlop has launched a new web-based Fuel Efficiency Calculator, modelling the conditions under which Europe’s road haulers operate to predict the effect tyre choice, investments in driver training, and various aerodynamic retrofit solutions will have on fuel bills and companies’ environmental credentials. The calculator was developed alongside Panteia/NEA, which provided detailed market information from across Europe for increased accuracy. It is available free of charge to any European fleet operator or interested person.
Goodyear Dunlop states that fleets are under cost and regulatory pressure to do more to improve fuel economy. According to a report by the tyre manufacturer, a quarter of fleets said a procurement tool to predict return on investment would help them to achieve greater fuel savings. The calculator is ready to handle the rolling resistance labels in the format that tyre buyers will see them in the near future, as a result of the new EU labelling regulations.
Michel Rzonzef, vice president, Goodyear Dunlop Commercial tyre business EMEA, said: “We work with fleet customers every day to find new ways to increase efficiency, and particularly for smaller fleets or single owner/operators, there is currently nothing on the market to help them accurately, and consistently understand what and when they can expect to see a return on the initial investment.”
The Fuel Efficiency Calculator can be accessed at: www.fleet-calculator.eu. When specific fleet data is inputted, it provides estimates on:
• fuel consumption reduction in litres/100 km
• annual fuel savings in litres
• annual CO2 savings in tonnes
• Net cost savings per year
Francoise van den Broek, director at Panteia/NEA, commented: “Solutions that support the fleet fuel efficiency are becoming more and more important nowadays. The tool we have developed is transparent, objective and based on decades of experience in yearly cost monitoring and benchmarking within the road transport sector. The tool therefore gives a fleet manager a real understanding of the ROI and the total savings of the life time investment based on his own business situation. Furthermore, it is also a commercial tool for tire dealers with which they can support their business.”
“The road freight sector is facing huge change, and fleets need to be able to plan for a sustainable future,” said Rzonzef. “This calculator will put an end to customer confusion over the multiple and competing manufacturer claims of the fuel savings their products promise to deliver. We are confident that our customers, particularly in small and medium size operations, will see clear commercial benefits from visiting our fuel efficiency web portal and trialling the calculator.”