Goodyear FUELMAX Best In TÜV SÜD Test
Goodyear’s recently launched FUELMAX line of low rolling resistance truck tyres achieved top ratings in tests comparing the rolling resistance of tyres from leading competitors. In these tests, internationally renowned automotive testing company TÜV SÜD Automotive GmbH compared the rolling resistance of steer and drive tyres from the FUELMAX range to similar tyres from three main competitors.
Based on the results for rolling resistance, Goodyear calculated that the Goodyear FUELMAX tyres together with Goodyear’s fuel-efficient trailer tyre Marathon LHT II could save a typical fleet an estimated £1,300 of fuel costs per year per vehicle when compared to the next best of the competitor tested and over £1,600 if compared to the average. This means the Goodyear FUELMAX tyres are leading in fuel savings.
The rolling resistance test results were divided into the three areas – steer, drive and trailer tyres and in all tests the Goodyear FUELMAX and Marathon LHT II tyres clearly outperformed the competitors.
“These tests really assess the outstanding fuel economy our new FUELMAX tyres offer to fleet operators helping them to reduce costs. FUELMAX tyres are the most fuel efficient in the Goodyear range and these results underline our belief that they are the most fuel efficient tyres on the market today,” said Marc Preedy, Commercial Director, Goodyear UK.
FUELMAX is Goodyear’s fuel-efficient line focusing on reduced rolling resistance with no compromise on mileage, wet braking or other key areas of performance. The FUELMAX D drive tyre also meets both M+S and Thee-Peak Snow Flake winter tyre requirements, making this is a true all season tyre. The high fuel saving potential of the FUELMAX range, inferred now from the TÜV SÜD test results on rolling resistance, is also reflected in their very good EU tyre label ratings for Fuel Efficiency: Six out of seven of the currently available Goodyear FUELMAX fuel efficiency line tyres have obtained label gradings of A or B.