ExxonMobil’s range of Mobil Delvac commercial vehicle lubricants have demonstrated significant fuel economy benefits in independent testing in Volvo and Iveco trucks. Fuel economy savings recorded in Volvo articulated trucks highlighted the potential for operators to cut fuel bills by £1,270 per truck, while a significant average fuel economy improvement of 4.7 percent was realised in Iveco 7.5 tonne vehicles.
The recorded fuel economy benefits have the potential for fleet operators to make significant financial savings over a 12 month period.
The independent fuel economy evaluations were conducted on track at Millbrook Proving Ground using two Volvo FM 440 Series Euro V trucks, loaded to 75% Gross Vehicle Weight (circa 33 tonnes) and two Iveco Eurocargo 75E16 EEV Euro V trucks, loaded to 50% Gross Vehicle Weight (circa 6.2 tonnes. Mobil Delvac 1 LE 5W-30 was used in the engine and Mobilube 1 SHC 75W-90 was used in the rear axle for both vehicles, with Mobilube 1 SHC 75W-90 and Mobil Delvac Synthetic Transmission Oil V30 used in the transmissions of the Iveco and Volvo trucks respectively. Statistically significant fuel economy benefits were observed when comparing the performance of these synthetic lubricants to mineral products.
“With fuel costs continuing to rise and fleet operators looking to extend the vehicle life of their trucks, it’s a win-win situation when operators switch to advanced, fuel efficient lubricants throughout their drivetrain4,” said Steve Crawley, UK & Ireland commercial vehicle lubricants manager, ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties. “Alongside proven fuel economy benefits of Mobil Delvac drivetrain lubricants, the superior performance of synthetic lubricants provides extended engine and component protection, which may enable truck operators to cost effectively extend the running-life of their fleet.”