4% better fuel economy
Green Car Congress – September 17, 2007
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s commercial truck tires featuring Fuel Max Technology for use on SmartWay-eligible trucks.
While company officials are citing up to a 4% hike in fuel economy with the new tires, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) lab test results showed an 8% improvement in fuel economy compared with standard Goodyear over-the-road tires. The difference reflects adjustments for real-world variations, including vehicle speed, idling time, varying road grades and different driving styles.
The new Fuel Max line is available in all wheel positions—steer, drive and trailer—and retreads for a complete cradle-to-grave tire system for trucking fleets and owner-operators. The tires are available for use on new trucks and as replacement tires.