ONTARIO, CANADA, January 16, 2019 – Huayi Tire Canada, Inc. (HTC), Canada’s premier marketer and distributor for Double Coin Holdings, Ltd., is pleased to announce the results of comparison fuel efficiency tests called the ENERGOTEST Tire Challenge that they were invited to participate in by FPInnovations’ PIT Group, a neutral third-party research organization. In addition to Double Coin, fuel efficiency tests were also conducted on tires manufactured by Michelin® and Continental®.
The PIT Group ran two separate comparison tests on steer, drive, and trailer tires run on three identically spec’d tractors and trailers. The tests were conducted according to TMC Fuel Consumption Test Procedure – Type III, RP 1103A. One test was a line haul test and the other was a regional haul test. In each test a tractor trailer combination was mounted with a complete set of steer, drive and trailer tires from each manufacturer. In the line haul test the Double Coin tires tested were the RR680, FD405 and the IM105 patterns. The Continental tires tested were the Eco Plus HS3 on steer, HDL2 on drives and the HT3 on the trailer position. The Michelin tires tested were the X-Line Energy Z steer tires, the X-Line Energy D drive tires and the X-Line Energy T trailer tires. The tires ran a series of test runs on the test track, and then tires and tractors-trailers-drivers were switched so that any vehicle difference or driver difference would not influence the test results. The results of the line haul test were as follows:
|Tires Double Coin Continental Michelin|
|Fuel Consumption (L/100 km) 32.54 31.99 32.68|
|Fuel Economy (MPG) 7.23 7.35 7.20|
The regional test was run using the same methodology, but with tires designed for regional applications from each manufacturer. The Double Coin tires tested in the regional test were the RT606+, RLB1 and RR150. The Continental tires tested were the Hybrid HS3, HDR2 Eco Plus, and the HT3. The Michelin tires tested were the XZE2, XDN2, and the XZE2. The results were as follows:
Tires Double Coin Continental Michelin
Fuel Consumption (L/100 km) 34.29 32.41 34.58
Fuel Economy (MPG) 6.86 7.26 6.80
In both tests the Double Coin tires came in second with the Continentals coming in 1st and the Michelins 3rd place.
“We are pleased with the results of this independent study,” said Tim Phillips, Vice President of Marketing and Operations for Double Coin. “We wanted to go head-to-head with top-tier brands in order to prove that Double Coin tires are quality-engineered tire products that also deliver superior performance and exceptional value – more than is sometimes perceived in the marketplace. The fact that our steer, drive and trailer tires are as fuel efficient as more well-known brands and are backed by a 7-year, 3-retread warranty means that our customers can be confident in quality tires that delivers an ongoing lower cost per mile throughout the life of the tire. These results validate what we have known for some time and what the rest of the transportation industry now knows as well.”
For more information about the ENERGOTEST Tire Challenge and a complete copy of the test results contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information about Double Coin Tires, visit www.doublecointires.com.
ABOUT PIT GROUP
PIT Group, a division of FPInnovations, is a neutral, third-party research organization that exclusively focuses on testing technologies and evaluating operational effectiveness for member fleets. PIT Group’s four main research areas are: testing fuel efficiency of technologies using its Energotest™ program, verifying that ELD solutions meet U.S. and or Canadian requirements, assessing fleet operations for areas of improvements and research, and testing and developing smart mobility solutions. PIT Group’s Energotest™ is recognized in the trucking industry as the gold standard for fuel economy tests and is ISO 17025 certified. Fleets across North America rely on PIT Group’s insight and advice because of its operations and maintenance expertise. For more details, visit www.thepitgroup.com.