Ecopia M749 and R109 low rolling resistance truck tyres.
Fleets in Australia typically spend more on fuel than anything else. Fuel can account for around 28% of total costs, while typically only 3% is spent on tyres.*
What if you could save fuel and your bottom line by changing tyres?
Testing shows that tyre rolling resistance accounts for up to 33% of fuel consumption. ^And more than 90% of this resistance comes from the drive and trailer tyres.
The good news is you can leave fuel costs behind, thanks to Bridgestone Ecopia Low Rolling Resistance M749 Drive and R109 Trailer Tyres.
Bridgestone Ecopia – save up to 6% on your fuel costs
Bridgestone Ecopia has been extensively tested in the laboratory and with Bridgestone fleet customers on Australian roads. Both the M749 Drive and R109 Trailer tyres offer a comparable wear life to standard tyres and do not compromise when it comes to durability,irregular wear resistance or wet performance.
See our specific test results and testimonial from Thompson’s Transport
How much could you save?
Under controlled conditions, Ecopia drive and trailer tyres outperformed the competition. The results show that Ecopia has significantly lower rolling resistance – and lower rolling resistance equals fuel savings.
Even switching from the Bridgestone premium product to Ecopia can save you up to 6% in fuel costs†. This means that if you are spending $1,000,000 per year in fuel, simply switching from Bridgestone premium brand tyres to Bridgestone Ecopia tyres can save you up to $60,000 per year.
This could unlock the profits you need to stay viable during tough economic times and in the face of rising fuel prices.
Ecopia for lower rolling resistance
Bridgestone’s new Ecopia tyres are designed to significantly reduce rolling resistance. Measured under controlled laboratory conditions,Ecopia M749 drive and R109 trailer tyres offered 21% less resistance than conventional tyres.
State-of-the-art casing technology
The advantage comes from Ecopia’s innovative casing technology.In a conventional tyre’s compound, the carbon molecules clump together, causing friction and generating heat which leads to energy loss. In Ecopia tyres, the carbon molecules remain dispersed – minimising energy loss and friction.
Savings for the life of the tyre
The tyre casing of the Ecopia M749 and R109 has low rolling resistance benefits so as the tyre wears, the advantage is still present. This means you can have the tyres retreaded and retain the rolling resistance benefits for the next life of the tyre. What’s more, because Bridgestone Ecopia low rolling resistance technology is in the casing, its fuel saving abilities can be further utilised by retreading with Bandag BRL3 or BDL3 tread.
For more information on the Ecopia and Bandag complete fuel saving solution download the Ecopia truck tyres & Bandag retreads brochure.
*Figures based on survey of major fleet customers conducted by Bridgestone Australia.
^Rolling resistance quotients calculated using Secrets of Better Fuel Economy, published by Cummins in 2006.
†Figures based on rolling resistance measurements of Bridgestone premium product and Bridgestone Ecopia then correlated to fuel savings using rolling resistance quotients calculated from Secrets of Better Fuel Economy, published by Cummins in 2006. Actual fuel consumption savings will depend on factors such as vehicle configuration, load, speed and driving style.
#Figures based on rolling resistance measurements of Bandag premium retread, Bandag low rolling resistance retread, Bridgestone premium casing and Bridgestone Ecopia casing then correlated to fuel savings using rolling resistance quotients calculatedfrom Secrets of Better Fuel Economy, published by Cummins in 2006. Actual fuelconsumption savings will depend on factors such as vehicle configuration, load, speedand driving style.