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PIT POWER TO RANK FUEL-SAVING DEVICES

From FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) comes an interesting announcement. The organization, best known for its Energotest trials of fuel-saving devices and technologies, has launched PIT Power, which will rank these...


From FPInnovations’ Performance Innovation Transport (PIT) comes an interesting announcement. The organization, best known for its Energotest trials of fuel-saving devices and technologies, has launched PIT Power, which will rank these technologies so that fleets can more easily determine how to spend their money.

Technologies/systems/devices submitted for testing will be assigned a score ranging from 2 (representing a fuel savings of 2%) to, well, the sky’s the limit.

“We developed PIT Power based on our internationally recognized Energotest, which is the industry’s most accurate, independent and indisputable evaluation process of the return on investment fleets can expect from green technologies,” said Yves Provencher, director of PIT. “PIT Power uses the stringent testing protocols to reliably rank fuel efficiency. Suppliers can take advantage of this new certification process to demonstrate the real value of their technologies. Fleets will appreciate that investing in technologies certified PIT Power will benefit their operations. PIT Power is a clearly a win-win approach.”

PIT Power will provide a logo to suppliers that have taken part in the program. The hope here is that fleets and owner/operators will know at a glance the type of fuel savings they can expect to receive from various devices out on the market. It’s a neat idea but will suppliers play? A low score or no score could do a lot of harm to a brand’s perception in the market. On the other hand, fleets have demonstrated a lot of confidence in PIT’s testing methodology, so there’s also much to be gained for suppliers whose products earn an impressive ranking.


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