Continental took first place in terms of efficiency in recent third-party testing.
 - Photo courtesy of Continental

Continental took first place in terms of efficiency in recent third-party testing.

Photo courtesy of Continental

Continental took first place in two fuel-efficiency tests conducted by the PIT Group of FPInnovations. Three tire brands were tested for fuel efficiency in line haul applications and in regional applications: Continental, Michelin, and Double Coin. For both applications, Continental tires showed the best fuel efficiency, delivering up to 6% fuel savings over the other brands.

“Continental is proud to demonstrate the best fuel efficiency in both long haul and regional applications in this test,” said Paul Williams, Continental’s executive vice president of commercial vehicle tires for the Americas. “More than 3 million of our truck tires are manufactured here in the U.S. every year, helping us deliver the Lowest Overall Driving Cost to fleets across North America. Fuel efficiency is just one component – we also provide advanced engineering in new tires and retreads, innovative digital tire monitoring solutions, a nationwide service network, and 24-hour roadside support to help our fleet customers bring down the total cost of ownership. With more than 140 years of history, Continental is a partner you can count on. These test results prove our commitment to delivering the best products,” said Williams.

In the line haul application test, the following 11R22.5 tires from Continental were tested: Conti EcoPlus HS3 steer, HDL2 drive, and Conti EcoPlus HT3 trailer tires. The Continental tires delivered a fuel economy of 7.35 mpg.

The test results were as follows:

Tires Double Coin Continental Michelin
Steer Tire RR680 Conti EcoPlus HS3 X-Line Energy Z 
Drive Tire FD405 HDL2 X-Line Energy D
Trailer Tire IM 105 Conti EcoPlus HT3 X-Line Energy T
Fuel consumption (L/100 km) 32.54 31.99 32.68
Fuel economy (mpg) 7.23 7.35 7.2
Rank 2 1 3

 

In the regional application test, the following 11R22.5 tires from Continental were tested: Conti Hybrid HS3 (Conti HSL 3) steer, HDR2 EP drive, and Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer tires. The Continental tires delivered a fuel economy of 7.26 mpg.

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