Continental premium truck tires proved to be genuine fuel savers in the “Beat the Best” competition that the German tire manufacturer conducted recently. The participants in the contest were invited to test the fuel efficiency of third-generation Continental truck tires in comparison to those belonging to other tire brands. The aim of the biannual “Beat the Best” competition was to use new generation Continental tires to achieve the greatest possible fuel-savings. The contest in which 40 transport companies spread over three countries in Europe participated proved that in addition to offering dependable braking and excellent mileage, the tires from Continental helped drivers save fuel as well.
Over a period of six months, the winner of the contest from Germany saved as much as 3.85 liters of fuel over 100 kilometers while the winner from the Czech Republic saved 2.55 liters over 100 kilometers.
Driver Johannes Jeub, who works for the German transport company Franz-Peter Vendel GmbH & Co. emerged as the overall winner by saving 3.85 liters of fuel over 100 kilometers on Continental tires. Driver Thomas Moser of Gotthold Haller Spedition transport company came second with fuel savings of 2.30 liters. Haller was also the employer of the third-placed driver, Thomas Stohrer, who achieved fuel savings of 2.16 liters over 100 kilometers.
In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, the winner was Petr Němeček, who works for Czech transport company Zlíntrans, and saved 2.55 liters of fuel over 100 kilometers by driving on Continental tires. The second place winner Zdenek Lousek from the Czech transport company Roline, came a close second by saving 2.42 liters of fuel, while Jozef Molobicky, who works for Slovakian transport company Comextrans, finished in third place by saving 2.30 liters of fuel over 100 kilometers.
The Conti EcoPlus tire range is highly useful to truckers sue to its high fuel saving potential.
Continental first came up with the “Beat the Best” fuel-saving competition in 2008. The contest involves several stages with the first stage involving the driver or fleet manager of the participating transport company meticulously logging fuel consumption over a period of six months, while using the tires that are already fitted on the vehicle. The tires are then replaced with new Continental tires from the third generation, and the company monitors fuel consumption for another six months. The two figures are then compared to determine the fuel savings when using Continental tires.
With the vehicles saving 2.55 and 3.85 liters of diesel over 100 kilometers and each vehicle covering a distance of 120,000 kilometers every year, the winning transport companies saved as much as 3000 to 5000 Euros per truck trailer. The basis for this calculation is the diesel price of approximately €0.92 in the Czech Republic and €1.10 in Germany applicable at the time of the competition.
Manju Mathew, an MBA in marketing, completed publisher training courses from the Oxford Brookes University and New York University. She started with marketing and PR roles before moving on to her current position as a full time writer. Currently living in Dubai, her life as an expat has sharpened her observation skills and flair for writing. She enjoys writing about luxury cars like Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc even if she can only dream of owning them.
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