Reduce emissions and cut fuel use by upgrading your fleet to WABCO’s Optiflow™ SideWings – a patented aerodynamic technology for semi trailers.
No matter how efficient your fleet may seem, fuel use is always going to represent one of the largest costs. With prices constantly fluctuating, one of the biggest pressures you are likely to face centres around driving down the cost of fuel. Not only does this save money and improve your company’s bottom line, it also helps reduce your business’ carbon footprint.
There are a number of different measures that can be employed to improve fuel efficiency and emissions, from training on economical driving to ensuring maintenance is carried out regularly. Focusing on trucks and trailers and making sure they have all the tools needed to have an impact is a great place to start though.
Aerodynamic improvements can save you a significant amount on fuel, reducing the aerodynamic drag on trailers and enabling them to run on less fuel, saving on CO₂ emissions as well. This is where WABCO’s OptiFlow™ SideWings can help run a leaner and greener fleet.
OptiFlow™ Tail SideWings have been shown to save 1.5 litres of fuel per 100km at standard highway speeds.
OptiFlow™ SideWings aerodynamic technology
Aerodynamic solutions are a great way to cut down drag on trailers, proven to reduce fuel use, with other notable benefits too. WABCO OptiFlow™ SideWings are a quick solution that can be fitted to trailers and start to have a positive impact immediately, by making your fleet more economical and ecologically sound.
They can replace existing side guard systems to reduce drag and have been shown to save 1.5 litres of fuel per 100km at standard highway speeds. That reduction in fuel use doesn’t just mean saved money and fewer refuelling stops – which help with ensuring quicker deliveries – it also means a cut in CO₂ emissions of 3.8 tons per trailer per year.
Drivers stop less, your fuel budget is reduced and stakeholders will be happy with the fleet’s greener environmental credentials. This is a potential enabler for CO₂ emission reduction campaign targets being achieved in most global companies.
OptiFlow™ SideWings are tough enough to withstand the rigours of life on the road.
OptiFlow™ SideWings features
Using the latest aerodynamic technology, and formed from strong but lightweight, OptiFlow™ SideWings don’t just save fuel and carbon emissions by reducing wind resistance, they are also tough enough to withstand the rigours of life on the road.
The benefits of the solution, which was developed at Delft University of Technology’s Aerospace Engineering faculty, have been proven both in real world and controlled conditions. The modular design means that they don’t restrict access required to the underside of the trailer, such as spare tyres, inspection points, important fixtures and control devices.
Other benefits include:
- Reduction of road spray on wet roads – making the road safer for other users.
- Increase in under-ride protection – enhancing the safety of vulnerable road users such as cyclists, pedestrians and other motorists.
Fit OptiFlow™ SideWings to your trailers for a greener and leaner fleet. You can make further reductions in fuel expenditure and CO₂ output by combining with other WABCO products focused on trailer aerodynamics.